Bro Jackson’s resident literary expert counts down his personal Top 100 list of greatest books. He’s not even including Dr. Seuss. Check out No. 100 here.
Number 99: “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen
Everything about Jonathan Franzen screams elitism: his refusal to take part in Oprah‘s book club, his essays on the demise of contemporary fiction, and those glasses that make him look like a genetically flawed test-tube baby spawned from Woody Allen and Buddy Holly. And yet I love the guy, especially for his refusal to take part in Oprah’s dog and pony show. He seems like the kind of guy who knows he’s smarter than everyone else, a Buckingham-go-your-own-way kind of fella. For these reasons it’s easy to enjoy his work.