Where the novel came from

I am still trying to decide if I like this neo-realism and why this novel has caused such a buzz.

Franzen on Freedom


traveling mood

There’s nothing like a good book and some traveling mood songs to get you through the longest, most boring trips.

Travel reading list:

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

A neo-realist novel to sink into on a cold day trapped in a snow storm while your train is late, very late.

2666 by Roberto Bolano

A huge novel, both old fashioned and new, for a week of holiday with nothing to do but dive into your favorite armchair with a cozy blanket and a cat, if you own one.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Because once you get the hang of Franzen’s new realism, you will get the urge to go back to old school realism.

And the appropriate play list of course: