Year 2, Book 17

17. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
I decided to read this book because I’ve never read any Steinbeck, which is probably some sort of crime for someone who reads as much literature as I do, and I got interested in this subject when I read the Worst Hard Time. Unfortunately the Grapes of Wrath was not what I was expecting. And I totally didn’t get the end, or at least I hope I’m interpreting the end wrong because otherwise it’s super creepy. I know it’s a classic, but I only give it a 4 out of 10.

2 thoughts on “Year 2, Book 17

  1. The End

    I think the end is supposed to be something about sustaining life any way you can … but yeah, we had to read that the summer before sophomore year of HS and that last chapter was the talk of the town.

    I did not like that book either.

  2. Please don’t give up on Steinbeck. Many of his lesser known books blow “The Grapes of Wrath” out of the water. Some of his other books that I love include “The Moon is Down” and “Travels with Charley.” Another good one is “The Wayward Bus.” Plus, his non-fiction writings are also excellent. You can find a good cross-section of those essays/articles in the book “America and Americans.”

    I’m a Steinbeck lover, so of course I’m going to try talking you out of not liking him. šŸ™‚


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