Jonathan Franzen was in LA on Saturday and read from his new book PURITY.
I've been a fan since The Corrections and the uproar over his rejection of Oprah's book club.
I find his style of writing, the puzzle pieces of intersconnecting characters, compelling.
I was exciting to crack this book, and wasn't disappointed.
As one LA Times critic put it,
"The book does what fiction is supposed to, forcing us to peel back the surfaces, to see how love can turn to desolation, how we are betrayed by what we believe. It is the most human of dilemmas, with which we all must come to terms."