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user-inactivated  ·  1542 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: October 28th: What are you reading this week?

    And being a relatively slow reader, it felt REALLY good to kill the thing in one setting. I can count on two fingers the number of books I've done that with.

Have you tried anything by John Steinbeck? Both "Mice and Men" and "The Pearl" are very easy books to read. You can knock those out in an afternoon on the back porch no problem at all.

I don't remember anything about them, but I remember reading some Kurt Vonnegut books that my dad had when I was in high school. I remember those being easy to read as well.

someguyfromcanada  ·  1542 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On the opposite end of the scale, I am a fairly fast reader but it took me about 3 (?) months to get through the 80 page Heart of Darkness. Oh man that was a tough read for me.

steve  ·  1542 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I cheated my way through Mice and Men during high school, and then proceeded to watch the film adaptations and a few plays. The only other Steinbeck I have started was East of Eden and I got kinda lost in the 78 Characters he introduced in the first 8 pages. I really wanted to love it because some one I really respect referred to it as "her favorite".

Perhaps another day.

kleinbl00  ·  1542 days ago  ·  link  ·  

thenewgreen  ·  1541 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That was a great review. Somehow I missed it the first time you posted it. Glad you shared it here. I've inkybread of Mice and Men, but it looks like I ought to give East of Eden a shot.

Edit: have to leave that auto-correct. "Inkybread?"

*ive read

kleinbl00  ·  1541 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a great book. I really enjoyed it.

steve  ·  1539 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Great... So you're now the second person I respect who loved the book... I need to just buy the thing to take the pressure of the library return date away.