Everywhere you turn, there's a review of Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom. Most appear in print, and they're buttoned down. Not this one. It's a little different. The video above features Ron Charles, The Washington Post's fiction critic, taking his own approach.
Speaking of Franzen and book reviews: Franzen appeared on San Francisco radio earlier this week. And the conversation was moving along quite smoothly until Franzen was asked about Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times book critic. That's when the knives came out. You can catch the comments below at the 33:20 mark...
[gplayer href="http://www.kqed.org/.stream/anon/radio/forum/2010/09/2010-09-13b-forum.mp3" ] Jonathan Franzen Interviewed on KQED Forum. September 13, 2010 [/gplayer]
Thanks Malena for the tip!