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Snakelingsnakeling on June 7th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Not commenting on the book, because I've never read it nor do I intend to, but Nobel prizes are always given for a whole career, never for one particular book :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: statuescoradh on June 8th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
OH WELL THANK GOD FOR THAT. He has a chance to redeem himself in my eyes. (V. IMPORTANT EYES, OBVS.)
girl; obsessed: bandom - gerard - how so cute?complications_g on June 8th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Ahaha.

I had to read this for an English class I had, and mostly I remember the pain. ;) I was very not impressed.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: xckdscoradh on June 8th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
The one redeeming factor was the 100 pages. Read in one hour, quickly got over rage.
girl; obsessed: film - don't buy drugscomplications_g on June 9th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Yeah. ;)
the claw-foot Lady: [rs] grace under pressure;softlyforgotten on June 8th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Oh MAN, we studied this when I was in... year eleven, I think, and I wrote this huge long ranty essay about it and VOWED TO HATE JOHN STEINBECK FOR ALL ETERNITY, because seriously, what was that all ABOUT? I hated that book so much (I was GLAD when Lennie died. GLAD GLAD GLAD).

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut! Then I read East of Eden and that's maybe one of my favourite books in the world (though I read it a while ago, and I imagine there's some rampant sexism in there, too. But the other stuff is good enough to drown it out. Like Gone With The Wind!). Also because when he's writing well it's less of the short, boring prose with dialogue and such and more of these descriptions that leave you like: ♥___♥

So I understand and support the Nobel prize thingy. But I think every copy of Of Mice and Men should be gathered up and -- not burned, because censorship is bad, yada yada yada -- but SPAT UPON AND THEN STOMPED ON BY A LOT OF PEOPLE.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Bollywoodscoradh on June 8th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
HE KILLED PUPPIES. D: D: D:

Yeah, there was all this shit in this one about rustling leaves followed by dead mice. ahaskljdfhskjh DNW.

I'm glad to hear you say that, because I'm actually quite keen to read some of his others I've heard of - The Red Pony (referenced in Matilda!), the Grapes of Wrath, the Pearl. It was just unfortunate that this was the only Steinbeck in the library - a poor start, I fear.
laurelliaslaurellias on June 8th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
I thought the Nobel Prize was given for Grapes of Wrath?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Aladdinscoradh on June 8th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Apparently it's given over a career, someone above said? Which makes more sense.
Allikaallika on June 8th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I hated this one, too.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fooish embroidery threadscoradh on June 8th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
HATE. Say it with me. HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE.
Allika: Ravenclawallika on June 9th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
D-E-S-P-I-S-E!!!

...I threw the book when I finished it. I broke the binding. It didn't make me hate it any less...
peripatetic extemporizations: ST ZQ adorablehatoyona on June 9th, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)
I am so glad you hated this book as much as I did!! :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: singingscoradh on June 9th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
AHA BUT CAN YOU MATCH MY HATE? IT IS A BIG BIG HATE.
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on June 9th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
IDK BUT I CAN TRY!