Picking Franzen's nits

Pretty entertaining back-and-forth about groupthink’s book of the year, decade or century, depending on whose hype you’re buying. If anything, I probably want to read it more after this, perceived warts and all. Really loved Franzen’s recent New Yorker piece (abstract only unless you’re a subscriber) about the wanton massacre of songbirds in parts of Europe. Who knew?

Have you read Freedom yet? What’dja think?

The Awl: Two McNally Jackson Booksellers Argue About Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom”