Ron Charles the video reviewer is back, this time with official Washington Post sponsorship. Today, he takes on the most buzzed book ever, Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, which officially comes out today. The world is changed. Click here to see the video.
Note the cameo by an assortment of Beanie Baby birds, and Charles’ clever use of editing technology to illustrate his points. Especially moving is the scene that takes place in 1834, back when the whole world was sepia (it was–really–look at the pictures…). This video is a masterpiece worthy of David Pogue, the NYT tech critic who perfected the art of the silly product review. We’re looking forward to more of these videos from Mr. Charles.