Obligatory Franzen Review Roundup

Posted by Jason Diamond

Please don’t mistake the title as snark, it’s that I haven’t read Freedom yet, so I’m basing my early judgments on the bazillion reviews I’m reading.

“the novel of the century” –  says The Guardian.

Freedom is nearly 600 pages of what our damn problem is.” – says the Chicago Sun Times.

“asking whether one person’s flight toward freedom may forge another person’s chains.” –  says the Dallas Morning News.

“I fear that expectations are outpacing reality and people are going to be disappointed, because how could any book be as good as all that hype?” – says the McNally Jackson Tumblr.

“We are globally doomed” – Says The Miami Herald.