Currently reading Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, which is depressing but written in such a way that I cannot put it down despite it sapping me of hope in the future of humanity and the nuclear family.  Franzen is indeed a skilled writer; his narrative voice lends itself to a pleasant rhythm when read out loud; and I continue to be enamoured with and intrigued by this American literary figure who holds such rock star status and had his glasses stolen off his face and held hostage