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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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Jul 01, 07

Read in January, 1990

Here is the truth that I know. I hate Steinbeck. I hate him for the eight years of English classes in witch each year we took one of his novels and broke it down to the point the stories were torture. I cannot begin to expound the torture of 1986 and reading the red pony on a beautiful spring days ever in Mrs. Shoemaker’s class and knowing that even then it was a self indulgent story about a boy and his pony is just that, crap…

With this being said, I loved this book. I loved the literary vehicle of the intercalary chapters. I love the history of the depression and the belief that man is good when proof is that he is not. I love the birth of the unions and brutal beauty of the words describing hunger and homelessness. What Steinbeck did and what he should get credit for is write the most touching and truthful novel ever on America. I still hate Steinbeck and his stupid Red Pony.
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