Yeah that’s a good read.
Of Mice and Men is a brilliant book. Memorable characters, interesting themes.
I love 20th century American literature though.
Apart from Gatsby. That shit is dreadful.
It’s odd, despite being an avid reader throughtout my life i dont think i have read classics like catcher in the rye and of mice and men.
Of Mice and Men is a short story basically. It’s touching and sad, but The Grapes of Wrath is far more weighty.
Haven’t read Grapes of Wrath either. I guess part of my surprise is that a lot of these titles are on the syllabus at schools - although they rotate (or used to?) so not all are available every year.
Steinbeck is very readable. He spent a lot of time with working people in the Western US and his language reflects that.
Might look to pick that up and have a read over Christmas. Thanks,
In another slightly less morbid coincidence, I reached chapter 6 of ‘The Door into Summer’ just before midnight, and the first line was:
'I got a job on the second day, Friday, the fifteenth of December.
Finished reading The Fund, which is about the hedge fund Bridgewater Capital.
I always knew it was a weird place, but I didn’t know how weird.
Kurt Vonnegut- my 11th grade English teacher had us pick a book for a report and i didn’t know what i wanted to do, so she suggested Slaughterhouse 5. She was a bit hippie/going to expand my mind type, but wow i wasn’t ready for that lol. I knew nothing of Vonnegut and was into LOTR type fantasy, and i just remember i put it down and carefully backed away so it wouldn’t find its way into my backpack.
Wonder if I’d like any better now lol. Some people love his stuff but i wasn’t one of them at 16.
I’m a massive fan of Vonnegut’s stuff. Slaughterhouse 5 was the one that got me into him.
Yeah I was just caught completely unaware about what I was about to get into. I wasn’t ready for it at all.
I struggled desperately with SH5. I wanted to like it. I saw things in the themes that made me think I should like it. People whose tastes I tend to have overlap with loved it. But I felt myself turning pages and getting nothing from it.
The LFC Vancouver OSC main organizer has published a book, going to have a read once it arrives.