Jonathan Franzen Backlash Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Don Carlos, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. gdl203

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  2. StephenHero

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    Yeah. Fuck this douche.
     


  3. mordecai

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    Aronofsky>>PTA

    I prefer humorous pretentious movies to humorless ones.
     


  4. LawrenceMD

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    is there cliff notes for this yet? i'm to lazy to read the whole book..

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  6. LawrenceMD

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    ^That was the worst piece of shit book ever.

    but i heard the cliff notes are amazing... thats what all the media seems to be reading...
     


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    Aronofsky>>PTA

    How can one person be wrong about so many things?
     


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    i tried reading the corrections once but hit a blockade of like three consecutive pages listing random objects, i couldnt make it through, and stopped
     


  9. Dakota rube

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    i tried reading the corrections once but hit a blockade of like three consecutive pages listing random objects, i couldnt make it through, and stopped

    You made it further than I did.
     


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    Yep, I decided not to read last week's Time magazine because his ugly mug was on it.
     


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    Yep, I decided not to read last week's Time magazine because his ugly mug was on it.

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    ^That was the worst piece of shit book ever.
    I disagree, for whatever that's worth. I thought it was pretty good.
    i tried reading the corrections once but hit a blockade of like three consecutive pages listing random objects, i couldnt make it through, and stopped

    I suggest you avoid Beckett's Watt. [​IMG]
     


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    You read time [​IMG]

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  14. rach2jlc

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    Anyone else getting just a tiny bit tired of the mainstream media's sudden knob-slobbing of him? He is marginally talented at best. A poor man's John Updike, and even he was a colossal bore.
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    We are in agreement, Doc. I just recently saw some blurb on how talented and important he is and it made me cringe. On Updike: I love to read his sentences but not his books.
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    Yeah. Fuck this douche.
    +eleventy
     


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    I bought the UK/Irish version of Freedom when it was released here last week and got this email from Amazon this evening: "Victoria Barnsley, CEO and Publisher of HarperCollins UK and International, says: On behalf of everyone at Fourth Estate and HarperCollins I'd like to apologise profusely to Jonathan, his readers and our customers that our first edition of "Freedom" does not reflect the author's final corrected version of the novel. It is a truly magnificent novel and we want everyone to have a chance to appreciate it in the final, fully-corrected version. We are hugely appreciative of Jonathan's patience and utter professionalism over this. We are doing everything in our power to reprint the book over the weekend and rush it out into the shops early next week. I would urge readers to wait until then to buy the book, and we are, of course, very happy to replace any first edition copies that have been bought, with an updated edition as soon as it is available." Apparently 80000 copies were sold before they noticed the mistake.
     


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