The Red Pony
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
This is a short book, but it took me a while to return to the book after I finished the first story and basically today I just powered through it. There are four short stories within this book, and none of them work off the others, but they use the same people in all stories. The Gift - young boy ...
bookshelves: published-1933, winter-20142015, coming-of-age, film-only, bucolic-or-pastoral, casual-violence, lifestyles-deathstyles, nature, north-americas, ouch, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, young-adult, california Read from January 15 to 23, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzXSE......
A story about a pretty, pretty precious pony? Hurray! This is going to be giggly joyous laughy-good pony time!...What? It's written by John Steinbeck? Fuck. Sorry, pony, either you and/or everyone you love is going to end up dead. Yes, these are tales of living on a ranch in the early days (well, e...
Steinbeck doesn't rush, and wastes no words in this cycle of tales about ten year old 'little boy' Jody and his life on a ranch farm with his strict father, mother and Billy Buck the ranch hand. Jody's seemingly simple life is rich in harsh, bitter lessons about loss, death, heritage and fellowship....
It is a good series of short stories, enriching but not happy. Typical of Steinbeck. :) I felt Steinbeck's message of a boyhood-to-man transition during the depression era translated better without the Grandfather story. While the Grandfather story is entertaining and important to The Red Pony's ce...