Life is too short!
Posted by Barbara on October 02, 1998 at 23:50:35:
In response to Steinbeck, written by Patricia R. on October 02, 1998 at 19:44:43
] ] But my strongest dislike is for all those American realism writers like Steinbeck. Please, please, reading these books is like torture. The Red Pony, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men. Help!!! Hemingway? .
] I agree. I absolutely hate Steinbeck, The Pearl almost killed me. I tried to read The Grapes of Wrath, I'm on page 1, ditto for Cannery Row.
] I surprised myself, it's my third try for East of Eden and I got to page 200.
...to be reading boring books! I absolutely loathed Grapes of Wrath. We had to read it in Grade 12, and shall I confess now that I faked having read it! I skimmed--fast! Ick! The WHOLE chapter about the turtle crossing the road did me in! On the other hand, I did read East of Eden, and I quite liked it. Can't really say why.
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