This is another of the books that I got for Christmas – part of a set of two by Jonathan Franzen. The descriptions of them on The Book People looked really good, so I’m really glad my brother bought them for Christmas. The book was the winner of the National Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and came with this quote on the back:
“A novel of outstanding sympathy, wit, moral intelligence and pathos, a family saga told with stylistic brio and psychological and political insight. No British novelist is currently writing at this pitch”.
That’s quite a lot to live up to, but it does look very interesting. It’s a long book, at more than 600 pages, so there’s no chance I’ll finish it before the new year, so I guess that this will count as the first book in my 100 book reading challenge. Let’s start as we mean to go on!