Purity: An Emotional Rollercoaster

I do not think I have ever felt a larger range of emotions than in these six hundred pages. I felt them myself and I felt them through the characters. There was anger, sadness, grief, happiness, love, ecstasy, emptiness, hatred and so much more. Franzen was unafraid to delve deep into the minds of the … Continue reading Purity: An Emotional Rollercoaster

Purity: Disgust and Trust

While reading the second part of this novel I was disgusted with numerous characters, specifically Andreas, his mother, and Horst, too many times. If anyone saw my face while reading this section, it would have been clear my thoughts on the actions of these characters. Andreas's mom, Katya is very similar to Pip's in how … Continue reading Purity: Disgust and Trust