Freedom Author:Jonathan Franzen In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes ... more »and joys of Walter and Patty Berglund as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.
#1 National Bestseller Winner of the John Gardner Fiction Award
All in all, I enjoyed this novel. It is very long and can be rather slow in the storytelling. However, it is such an epic story that encompasses a couple's entire life as a couple. I like to say that even if I don't necessarily like Oprah's Book Club books, I always walk away changed from when I started the book. The same holds true for this novel. It taught me that even when life seems over and seems like it will never get better, there is always the fact that it will all turn out okay in the end.