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I was away at the appointed time of discussion... oops.
I thought you meant corrections to your posts and profile.
I've always felt John_Manlove was more apt.
ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM!
...oh shit, my back!
so I can see where you're coming from.
I'll be right back, I need to go chop some wood.
Don't forget to pick up some beef.
It's been done.
Get with the programme.
... I'll join book club in a couple of weeks, post exam.
its not really a very good time to make people do extra reading. If you'll forgive me.
that wasn't for thewillpower.org. I can't trust your links.
what fresh hell is this?
explain in text.
I'm on page 30.
I had a very ambivalent relationship with it. It passed the time, and Franzen is pretty spot-on in his observations of that kind of unspoken familial and marital warfare, but ultimately it left me cold. He's clearly a very smart, insightful guy, but his writing lacked any distintive style; it just felt like a catalogue of his characters neuroses. I could imagine him planning out each character's life histories and what was going to happen to them... but he never seemed to transform it into anything more than that. It all seemed self-conscious and clinical at times.
It was pretty flabby stuff, he could have done with a better editor to get rid of all the junk.
Which will almost certainly be made into a crap, worthy film.
As I recall it's kind of David Foster Wallace-lite (also his best friend) but enjoyable and well written. Man, this book criticism stuff is easy.