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If you could sum up Purity in three words, what would they be?
Well-written & Interesting
Who was your favorite character and why?
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have listened to Petkoff's performances before. He is a good narrator, but Dylan Baker does a better job in Purity.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The novel isn't particularly moving in an emotional way; however, it is very good and kept me interested for the entire 20+ hours.
Any additional comments?
I recommend this recording to anyone who enjoys well-written, clever, and interesting narratives. Franzen is excellent and has become one of my favorite novelists. I will say this novel probably isn't for everyone, as there are many people who like to hate on Franzen, but I think this comes from things he's said in the public sphere (and his resistance to participate in Oprah's book club) rather than the quality of his writing. If you authors like DFW, Tartt, or if you like The Nix, I think you should give this one a try.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Clever but not profound. Prurient but not sensual. Sex without love. Love Without sex. Mothers without daughters; daughters without fathers. Obsession without inspiration. Questions with no answers. Answers without epiphanies. Facts devoid of truth. In sum: art that entertains but does not edify.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful