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After "Freedom" such a diappointment,
This review is from: The Corrections (Paperback)
I first read the author's latest novel "Freedom" and, on the strength of that, read this earlier work. It's obvious that in the 7 year gap between the two novels he was honing his writing skills. Whereas "Freedom" is a real page turner, a novel in which you cannot skip so much as a paragraph without being afraid you'll miss something important, this novel will have you deliberating about whether to bother continuing to read it.
Both novels do have one thread devoted to gross-out sexual conduct, but that section is even more gross in this earlier work - without having the benefit of the story around it.
This novel is disjointed, the story flies all over the place, and it's not particularly well written. There's also not a single central character to root for, to hope they make good by the end of the story. Frankly, I didn't care what happened to any of them.
Having read both novels now I see that both are written to a formula, the same formula. Nevertheless I'd recommend "Freedom" and recommend that you stay well away from "The Corrections".