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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Canada (Oct. 23 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006393098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006393092
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 4.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Cochran on June 11 2002
Format: Hardcover
Let me sum up for you every bad review you might read here: Wah wah, this book didn't fulfill my preconceived expectations. Wah wah, I only like stories where the characters are 100% likeable.
My wife and I are reading this book right now and I can tell you this book will challenge you. Can't deal with that? Try another book. In fact, might as well forget books entirely and watch some more reruns of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Remember that episode when Debra gets PO'ed at Ray? Yeah, I love that one too. That's probably more your speed.
For the rest of you. Take the Gary character, for example. When you first meet him, the battle lines on him between my wife & I are clearly drawn. I felt sorry for him. Now midway through the book neither of us can figure him out, if he's a jerk, or if Caroline is being a bee-eye-tee-you-know-what.
The book is hilarious, too. You'll be reading along and suddenly be smacked in the face with Franzen's humor, and the best part is he doesn't warn you, draw attention to it, anything. Makes me wonder how many other jokes I've read through without catching them already.
Great book. Buy it. No whiners!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Betty the Lady on Dec 31 2006
Format: Paperback
I'd read a lot about THE CORRECTIONS, both good and bad, but stayed away for a while. Well, it took a while to get into, but it took off for me at about page 150 and didn't let down. I just can't recommend this book enough. Forget the bad stuff you've heard----this is one heck of a book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ariel McCarthy on June 12 2005
Format: Paperback
Our story begins in the ancestral home of the Lambert family, in suburban St. Jude. The house, though it has seen better days, still maintains its façade of upper-middle-class style, with tasteful furniture and knick-knacks from around the world strategically deployed to give the appearance of gracious living. Within this house, Enid and Alfred Lambert wage the long-running and tireless war of a couple who have never agreed on a single thing. Skirmishes are staged in the living room (each side capturing territory with successive furniture purchases); in the hall closet (where Enid, on the strength of her oldest son's advice, squirrels away financial correspondence that she tells Alfred she has mailed for him); and in the basement (where Alfred, inexplicably, fills old Yuban cans with urine when there is a "nice little half-bathroom not twenty feet away").
In more urban locations around the country, the three Lambert children are fighting their own battles with their respective demons. Gary, the oldest, is battling depression, his infuriating wife, and his materialistic brats; Chip is struggling with a rapidly disappearing sense of self-worth, after an affair with an undergrad leaves him jobless and heavily in debt to his sister; and Denise, the youngest, is learning that her penchant for making destructive choices is something of a hindrance to her chances for happiness. On top of all this stress is the burden of dealing with Enid's increasingly strident demands for a last family Christmas in St. Jude, and Alfred's rapidly deteriorating condition. There is also a brief but extremely gratifying cameo from a talking piece of poop, which ought to be enough to sell the story to any discerning reader.
Franzen has an amazing gift for making terrible things funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Buckley on May 11 2002
Format: Hardcover
First of all, let me give Mr. Franzen credit. He is a very gifted writer. At times, his sentences are lyrical and reminiscent of the simple fact that good writing is art. With that said, WHAT he writes about is banal and lame and is very disappointing. In his Nobel Prize Speech, William Faulkner correctly delineated between good writing and bad:
"[T]he young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.
He must learn them again. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed - love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands."
I submit that Franzen labors under a curse. There is no pride in his characters, no hope, little sacrifice, no honor, and little love. This book is a wasted talent. This is a book with no redeeming value because it offers no redemption, no aspiration, no notion of what we might strive for or achieve in our lives. Instead it is reminiscent of an animal program on the Discovery Channel where one views harm done without commentary. In this way, the book is neutral when it ought not be and, as such, cannot claim to be anything close to great literature. I felt worse for having read it. It brought nothing to my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2 2002
Format: Hardcover
Am I the only one who sees how much of this book has been borrowed from Delillo's White Noise (and his other books)? The same fascination with brand names, the same oddly precocious children, the same babble about psychopharmaceuticals, the same weird cast of international mystery men contrasted against the bland landscape of American suburbia...The problem is, he's not as good a writer as Delillo. As another reviewer pointed out, his characters are so totally narcisistic and one-dimensional, they're unmemorable. And boring.
Also, this book is way too long and needed editing.
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