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?

4 Comments:

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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