That's right, we're doing it again! The wonderful Alley at What Red Read is bringing us together for another readalong.
We'll be reading The Corrections by Jonathan I'm-Best-Known-For-My-Popularity-On-The-Internet Franzen.
I've never read any Franzen, and the only thing I know about him is that he recently said some mean things about Twitter and the internet and people were pissed.
Not that he would know, as said upset people were venting their anger on the internet. I haven't read the source material for the internet hatealong, but I'm expecting to be much more informed on why exactly people don't like this guy after this readalong, even the intro post. I don't think knowing the author's kind of a goober will stop me from enjoying his book; I think only his book can do that.
Not that I know anything about the book, either. The Goodreads summary makes it sound a bit like Revolutionary Road -- suburban melancholy and whatnot. But hey, if he gives us some interesting characters and some engaging, realistic dialog, I think we can all have a good time. And if those unsavoury aspects of his personality leak into his writing, making the book settle in the boring-when-it's-not-annoying category, then I think we can have a lot of fun.
I mean, think of the GIFs.
|What? They don't all have to be topical.|
So thanks for hosting this, Alley! Now to actually get a copy of the book...