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Great American Novels, Ranked from "Pretty Great, Actually" to "Meh"

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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Let me just say that I take no issue with Jonathan Franzen personally. I’ve never met him. Were I to see Jonathan Franzen in real life, I would probably say, “Hey, that guy looks like Jonathan Franzen,” and I would go about my day. Unfortunately, Freedom didn’t do it for me. It is a very trying book if you are the kind of person who is not obsessed with birds.

Topics: Books
Tags: books we love, the scarlet letter, the great gatsby, the catcher in the rye, to kill a mockingbird, infinite jest, moby dick, funny lists, the grapes of wrath, freedom, tkam, absalom absalom, the mediocre gatsby

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