Jonathan Franzen, eh?

The most over-rated writer in the history of the written word is still a thing?

Dang. That's my Sunday ruined.…
@brokenbottleboy: "If there were a global shortage of Jonathan Franzen interviews, I don’t think desperate people would be queuing up to get their hands on a few quotes."
Franzen is basically just Lionel Shriver: less obnoxious perhaps, but every bit as tiresome and self-obsessed.
Great writing helps you to think.

Second-rate writing tells you what to think.

Franzen is an archetypal second-rater.

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22 Jul
Any Brexitist using the phrase "We did not know" needs to be strapped to a rocket and fired into space, and not in a fun, tourist sense.

"We know exactly what Brexit means" was the entirety of their tiresome shtick for five miserable years.
Morever they won an election explicitly on the basis of the self-evident certainty of what Brexit meant.

"We did not know" is thus an admission of fraud.
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