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I find Steinbeck hard to digest. Tom Send a noteboard - 27/04/2011 05:05:45 AM
He puts a "spin" on things that I'm not sure is always present. There is a darker side to human nature and there is a place for his criticisms, but he was far too Marxist for me to enjoy at any age, other than his Travels with Charley, which is a grand piece of Americana.

Regardless of my opinion, though, go back and re-read him if you think there might be a reason to!
Political correctness is the pettiest form of casuistry.

ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius

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I read it when I was probably too young, too. - 26/04/2011 06:36:07 PM 1434 Views
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I want to read it now, so I think this was a good review. - 26/04/2011 08:03:30 PM 1474 Views
I find Steinbeck hard to digest. - 27/04/2011 05:05:45 AM 1329 Views
Travels with Charley is indeed great. - 27/04/2011 06:06:18 AM 1461 Views
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