Who Cares?

Hey all,

Quick update since I just finished a book: The Discomfort Zone by Jonathan Franzen. Review:

I did not enjoy this book much at all. I am a newcomer to Franzen’s writing; I just thought the book sounded interesting. However, Franzen just seems to ramble on an on, talking about one event, then going on for pages with his observations and neuroses, then finally coming back to what he was originally discussing. My other issue is that, like one other reviewer mentioned, Franzen rarely goes into a whole lot of detail about any one thing, and when he does there is a focus on aspects that seem irrelevant. The main thing in my head throughout his book was “who cares?” I believe that “who cares?” is a pretty accurate 2-word summary of this entire book. One thing I did like, though, was the cover. It was very intriguing. But I am unlikely to read anything else by Franzen.

This would be my first “engh” book of the year (well, after the debacle with Murdoch, Gray Apocalypse should have been the first, but I digress). Very disappointed.

Worked my last shift last night. Now it’s time to devote myself 24/7 (yeah right) to job-searching. Though, I think I’m going to take a week-long vacation to Richmond, to spend time with friends and have some semblance of relaxation, out of the house.


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