Mixing “Franzen” and “Schadenfreude,” Weiner (pictured) launched the literary hashtag, Franzenfreude. Here’s the original tweet: “Call for non-Franzen novels about love, identity, families, The Way We Live Now. I pick Anne Tyler’s DIGGING TO AMERICA.”
Lizzie Skurnick wrote: “I hate how little attention [Zoe Heller's] THE BELIEVERS got. Drives me bonkers. Am loving FREEDOM however.” Heidi Ayala added “Sue Miller’s While I Was Gone.” Jennifer Kate concluded: “Just finished Brightest Star in the Sky Marian Keyes, love! [and] Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott.”
Here at GalleyCat Reviews, we want to know what you think–should book reviews counter-balance Franzen coverage? Publishers Weekly has a good essay rounding up other critics of recent Franzen coverage.