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Bobcat and Other Stories
Rebecca Lee
Progress: 107/207 pages
The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
Robert Darnton
Duncan the Wonder Dog
Adam Hines
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen I really hate the star system for these kinds of books.

I'm not sure how to review this book. It's not the great American novel, but I see the potential. Franzen is no slouch but the novel suffered from too much observation (if astute) and not enough edge. It's like Franzen can recognize the issues but is to close to comment on them effectively (usefully?). I recognized myself and my generation but was neither affirmed (not a bad thing) or challenged.