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Purity
by Jonathan Franzen
April 27, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Done


9780374239213

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. 563 pages. Unverified

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p.485
antenimbusian »
pre-cloud (a term made up by Franzen in purity)
p.459
descant »
(noun) a melody or counterpoint sung above the ...
p.442
nugatory »
(adjective) of little or no consequence; trifli...
p.426
inurement »
accustomed to something, especially something u...
p.426
penumbra »
the partially shaded outer region of the shadow...
p.527
the efficacy of prayer
"[...] Do you believe in the efficacy of prayer...
p.457
a wishful concept of himself
He saw that he'd trapped himself. He'd set up h...
p.449
risk-taking
[...] Although, to a man, the new revolutionari...
p.447
real totalitarianism
Before he'd quit doing interviews, the previous...
p.448
apparatchikism
[...] The privileges available in the Republic ...

1

Purity in Oakland

Purity is given the chance to quit her shitty telemarketing job and work for Andreas Wolf

5 / 7
1

Purity in Oakland

Purity is given the chance to quit her shitty telemarketing job and work for Andreas Wolf

5 / 7
75

The Republic of Bad Taste

Andreas' childhood in East Berlin and how he meets Annagret

7 / 6
75

The Republic of Bad Taste

Andreas' childhood in East Berlin and how he meets Annagret

7 / 6
169

Too Much Information

Leila's life story: her marriage to the self-absorbed novelist Charles (who seems partially inspired by DFW), then her affair with Tom Aberant, then her worries about Pip being a younger and more attractive version of herself (at the very end, the "I think she's my daughter" bomb is dropped). a surprisingly sympathetic character.

2 / 9
169

Too Much Information

Leila's life story: her marriage to the self-absorbed novelist Charles (who seems partially inspired by DFW), then her affair with Tom Aberant, then her worries about Pip being a younger and more attractive version of herself (at the very end, the "I think she's my daughter" bomb is dropped). a surprisingly sympathetic character.

2 / 9
239

Moonglow Dairy

Purity's time in Bolivia (chronologically before the previous chapter) and how she is recruited into working for Tom Aberant as a sort of mole. also her (twice) aborted affair with Andreas Wolf, which felt icky.

1 / 8
239

Moonglow Dairy

Purity's time in Bolivia (chronologically before the previous chapter) and how she is recruited into working for Tom Aberant as a sort of mole. also her (twice) aborted affair with Andreas Wolf, which felt icky.

1 / 8
315

le1o9n8a0rd

Tom Aberant's first-person monologue (saved, I believe, as a Word document on his laptop) about his relationship with Anabel as well as his brief interaction with Andreas Wolf. I actually really, really liked this. Felt very real and raw.

7 / 6
315

le1o9n8a0rd

Tom Aberant's first-person monologue (saved, I believe, as a Word document on his laptop) about his relationship with Anabel as well as his brief interaction with Andreas Wolf. I actually really, really liked this. Felt very real and raw.

7 / 6
445

The Killer

Andreas reminisces on his failed post-murder relationship with Annagret, then commits suicide while revealing his master plot to Tom Aberant (whom he has convinced to come to Bolivia)

2 / 5
445

The Killer

Andreas reminisces on his failed post-murder relationship with Annagret, then commits suicide while revealing his master plot to Tom Aberant (whom he has convinced to come to Bolivia)

2 / 5
515

The Rain Comes

I hated this ending. Basically Purity engineers a parental reunion and ends up dating Jason, a fairly banal-sounding boy she had an aborted encounter with in the first section

0 / 1
515

The Rain Comes

I hated this ending. Basically Purity engineers a parental reunion and ends up dating Jason, a fairly banal-sounding boy she had an aborted encounter with in the first section

0 / 1