Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A New Book Review by Moi

One of my recent book reviews  of a young adult novel called Siren has just been posted in the Fall 2010 Online edition of Rain Taxi, who I frequently write for.  You WANT to read it. Oh, and there's a really well-written down-to-earth, no-hype review of Jonathan Franzen's novel Freedom . I think Franzen stinks, for the exact reason that this reviewer pinpoints.  All whinging, no joy.  I read part of The Corrections, his first novel, and finally put it down because I could not stand the characters.  And I wasn't even repulsed in an interesting way.  Just bleah.


Sharon Parker said...

Nice to see you writing for Rain Taxi again. Did you find any other outlets for publishing reviews? You know, ones that actually pay?

Parabolic Muse said...

I can't wait to read your review after Cathie gets the hell off the computer.

I agree about Franzen. I didn't have high hopes for him due to the Oprah thing. But I was curious. I can't really stand her taste in reading. bleh.