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Corrections Perennial

by Jonathan Franzen

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | October 23, 2003 | Trade Paperback

Corrections Perennial is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10.
Enid, long-time matriarch of the Lambert family, sets her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

Published to universal acclaim, Jonathan Franzen’s novel about a post-modern family breaking down in late-twentieth-century America is a comic, tragic masterpiece. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, and deeply human, The Corrections has been a fixture on bestseller lists since its debut and was one of the most talked-about books of the year.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 624 pages, 8.25 × 5.3 × 1.49 in

Published: October 23, 2003

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006393098

ISBN - 13: 9780006393092

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The alarm bell had been ringing for years Time magazine named Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections in their top 100 novels of all time, and now after reading it I can definitely see why. Franzen writes the Lambert family in such a way that they seem so quirky and odd -- yet so totally normal at the same time. I think we can all relate to this book somehow and I believe after reading it people will appreciate the themes and social criticism evoked in the text. While The Corrections may seem a bit intimidating (624 pages) to some, it won't take very long to read if you can get into the novel (I finished in a little under a week and a half). Franzen's diction within The Corrections is so readable and fun, I'm sure most will appreciate it like I did. However, some may be put off by some parts of the novel as it kind of gets bogged down in scientific terminology -- but not enough to make it a huge complaint on my part; I even enjoyed some of these parts. Franzen's ostentatious comments after the novel's publication -- which I personally find repugnant -- aside, The Corrections is a witty, hilarious, and heart-breaking novel. It's not something everyone will enjoy, but you have to read it.
Date published: 2010-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Confused? Am I the only person who had trouble with this book? The family dysfunction was searing and amusing, but otherwise I found the writing laborious and trying. There were times I was straight bored and had to put the book down for days. I also found the talk of stocks/investing and the very lengthy scientific tangents only confused and did not forward or enhance the story. I know this book was a massive hit, so I accept perhaps it's my literary or academic limitations that have prevented me from understanding a truly genius work. Any comments?
Date published: 2007-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dysfunction in all its Glory A truly searing indictment of the greedy 90's era. Filled with memorable characters, flaws and all. At turns brutally humourous and brutally sad. The dysfunctional family in all its glory! Brilliantly witty.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! A great story about a 'not so perfect' family. One that the majority of North American families can relate to on some level. Frazen incredibly brings each character to life. Don't miss out on this one!
Date published: 2005-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the time The Corrections is indeed a long book and on first look appears to be a harrowing experience. However it comes together nicely and becomes a very quick and satisfying read. It is well worth the time and money spent, the only complaint I could make is that I wish I had waited till the paper back came out so as to save the excess weight of hauling it around. Truly an excellent book, one of the best I've ever read.
Date published: 2003-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was thoroughly disappointed with this book. I had read excellent positive reviews and the story line attracted my attention. However, my book club just recently read it and we unanimously gave this book the thumbs down. The author's writing style was almost painful with the lengthy run-on sentences, introduction of characters with extensive introduction and background that really had no relevance to the central story, and a conclusion which attempted to quickly sum up the justification for the rest of the novel's activities.
Date published: 2003-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling writing and a sense of humour! Franzen delivers a terrific book. It could hold a door open, it's true, but every page is worth it. At times disgusting, funny, sad, infuriating, comforting; it never rings false. The book begins in the world of your average American (or Canadian) family, stuck in suburban dysfunction. But this tsunami of writing picks you up, mixes you up and carries you through visions of nasty old men, loser sons, brittle daughters and Edith Bunker moms until you are only left with a clear picture of humanity. Each character is cleanly drawn as they appear to exist from each perspective, at each particular point in the novel. But you don't really know anyone, and perhaps they don't know themselves, until the end. Even then some of them still don't. I was pretty impressed. If you like really good writing, I think you'll like this book.
Date published: 2002-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad...Not Great I was expecting a lot out of this book, and while the story was quite entertaining, and something was always happening in that crazy family, it certainly was long! I was praying that it would be over and done with. If the book had about 200 pages cut from it, I would have given the book 5 stars.
Date published: 2002-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the hype Although I could appreciate that the book was well written, and enjoyed the author's writing style, I found all of the characters to be totally unsympathetic. I found it rough going since I didn't really care what happened to any of them.
Date published: 2002-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Corrections This is a long and drawn out book. I only finished it because I spent too much money on the book and felt that if I didn't finish it, I would be wasting my money. It was disappointing and not worth my time.
Date published: 2002-04-21

– More About This Product –

Corrections Perennial

by Jonathan Franzen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 624 pages, 8.25 × 5.3 × 1.49 in

Published: October 23, 2003

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006393098

ISBN - 13: 9780006393092

From the Publisher

Enid, long-time matriarch of the Lambert family, sets her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

Published to universal acclaim, Jonathan Franzen’s novel about a post-modern family breaking down in late-twentieth-century America is a comic, tragic masterpiece. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, and deeply human, The Corrections has been a fixture on bestseller lists since its debut and was one of the most talked-about books of the year.

About the Author

"Jonathan Franzen won the National Book Award for Fiction for The Corrections in 2001, and is the author oftwo other critically acclaimed novels, The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion. His fiction and non-fiction appear frequently in The New Yorker and Harper’s. Jonathan Franzen lives in New York City. Visit the author’s Web site at: www.jonathanfranzen.com."
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