What Tops Getting A Time Mag. Cover?

As everyone knows by now, Jonathan Franzen is the first living writer in ten years to receive the Time magazine cover treatment.

Also, Scott Rudin just closed a deal for movie rights to Franzen’s new book, Freedom (Deadline, 8/13/10). Don’t get too excited, however; Rudin also bought the rights to Franzen’s previous book, The Corrections, in 2001 and it is still “in development.”

Today, the NYT‘s formidable Michiko Kakutani gives the book a rave, calling it  “galvanic,” and “Updikean,” with “prose that is at once visceral and lipidary,” (is that even possible?), “a novel that turns out to be both a compelling biography of a dysfunctional family and an indelible portrait of our times.”

Library holds are growing.

Freedom: A Novel
Jonathan Franzen
Retail Price: $28.00
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2010-08-31)
ISBN / EAN: 0374158460 / 9780374158460

Macmillan Audio; UNABR; 8/31/2010; 9781427210494, $59.99

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