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Death of a Salesman by Arthur  Miller
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A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.

There's something to be said for waiting until later in life to read certain books. The struggles of Willy Loman would have meant little to my younger, more impatient self.
Now, the huge amount of time Loman spends dreaming of his halcyon days strikes a chord with me.

Memory has a way of making everything seem bigger, brighter and better than it actually was.
People have a tendency to dwell on the past when the present turns out to be not as they had hoped, and Willy Loman's present is nearly as bleak as it can get.

What's left to say when your boss's son dares to call you "kid"? What are you supposed to do when the children who once idolized you now look at you with a mixture of frustration and pity?

A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.
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Reading Progress

January 27, 2013 – Started Reading
January 27, 2013 – Shelved
January 29, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: plays

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David Sarkies Yes, some books do change with age. I know that the books I read when I was younger certainly do not appeal to me any more, and a lot of books that didn't appeal to me then do so now.


Melki David wrote: "Yes, some books do change with age. I know that the books I read when I was younger certainly do not appeal to me any more, and a lot of books that didn't appeal to me then do so now."

It's one of the few good things about aging. We know what we like and we're not afraid admit it.


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Grayson I agree. I’m a lot younger and would probably appreciate the book more if I was older. It’s still good though.


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