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message 1: by Trudi (new)

Trudi Wonderful Becky.


message 2: by Trudi (new)

Trudi Oh! and ... you know ... sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold on to :)


message 3: by Becky (new)

Becky Thanks! :)


message 4: by Jim (new)

Jim Trudi wrote: "Oh! and ... you know ... sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold on to :)"

Is that a quote from a book or movie? My wife said almost the exact same thing the other day. Or is it just such a truism that you all are born knowing it? An inborn knowledge or instinct...
;-)


message 5: by Trudi (new)

Trudi It's a Stephen King quote from his novel Dolores Claiborne ... since Becky is such a King devotee I thought it the only response to her confession that she "can sometimes be a bit of a bitch" :) :)


message 6: by Jim (new)

Jim Ah! Thanks, Trudi.


message 7: by Becky (new)

Becky Trudi wrote: "It's a Stephen King quote from his novel Dolores Claiborne ... since Becky is such a King devotee I thought it the only response to her confession that she "can sometimes be a bit of ..."

I knew that sounded familiar! I haven't read Dolores Claiborne in years... Re-read city, 2013! :D


message 8: by Anshul (new)

Anshul Bhatt Hi Becky. I finished this book last Sunday. Ever since those few sentences (that you quoted) have reverberated in my heart and mind. I thought I will come in today and write a review just for those few lines. Seems to me I dont need to. I am glad there's someone else (and definitely many more) who likes it just as much. Cheers!


Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* Great review. I agree with pretty much everything you said and can't wait to check out more Steinbeck either


message 10: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Smith As a big Stephen King fan, what is your sense of his references to this book in The Green Mile?


message 11: by Becky (new)

Becky Andrew wrote: "As a big Stephen King fan, what is your sense of his references to this book in The Green Mile?"

Hmm, you know, I never thought about that. I read The Green Mile before reading Of Mice and Men, so maybe I should re-read The Green Mile, huh? (I love the book, so it's no chore, that's for sure!) I can definitely see connections and influences though. I'll give them both a re-read one of these days and I'd be happy to discuss with you if you're still interested. :)


message 12: by T (last edited Mar 10, 2015 04:36PM) (new)

T Moore Becky: Good review there

While not his best. It ain't a dead puppy or mouse either.

And much better than the classic short read Yuppie lopve child, "The Great Gatsby", IMO.

I just listened to this on tape (great medium for it - a one evening listen); had read it 50 years ago and have seen the wonderful film (great Copeland score too) many times. It has always been a great story.

A powerful short tale, it is. And it's about real working people living their lives too - not about rich or middle class people with problems (a tiresome topic in American lit. IMO).

Steinbeck was always at his best when he wrote of the salt of earth common people and nature.


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