Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Franzen is Kakutani'd

I often check out of the NYT book reviews and head to the crossword instead, to fill out three letter words. I have also never read any of Jonathan Franzen's work. Nor do I feel inclined, even in the waiting room of hell, to pick up his new memoir, which the infamous Michiko calls, "an odious self-portrait of the artist as a young jackass". Ouch! But, there are plenty of other things to read, no?

3 comments:

yp said...

Yeah, that was a harsh review. I like The Corrections well enough though. Then again, I gravitate towards dysfunctional family stories.

walter said...

i liked how to be alone

janet said...

well i should give him the chance, if the opportunity arises.