August 23, Saturday afternoon -- Reading Cormac McCarthy

At Mint Plaza in the SoMa District

Reading The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.

And, my one question (my sister was waiting for me) -- Favorite book of all time? The Grapes of Wrath, by Steinbeck, for the way it's constructed, the narrative chapters interspersed with the vignettes.

What do you love about Steinbeck?


Ms. B. said...

Of Mice and Men. Do we have enough people today who can do whatever it takes?

The ending is so intense but so what we need in our society: people who can step up and do the hard tasks and just because they should (and I don't mean shooting someone, but anything that is unpleasant and not for personal gain, but because it is the right and decent thing to do--think what our government would be like-no, I can't bear to think how much better off we would be!).

Jess said...

That I don't have to read him since I'm not in school. (Sorry to anyone I just offended.)

alex said...

Mostly, I like how the "S" comes before the "teinbeck".

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