Comments: 9
4 years ago
I'll have to try to read this one again. I didn't enjoy it the first time I tried. I sure do love East of Eden and Of Mice and Men though.
Hol 4 years ago
You should. It's really depressing, but so good. Yeah, I can't wait to read East of Eden. Is it depressing, like this!?
BrokenTune 4 years ago
EoE, I'd say, is differently depressing. A great read, tho.
4 years ago
It's depressing, but not in the same way. Plus, I think the characters are easier to relate to.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
You think so, Char? I found the characters in GoW more memorable. With exception of Cathy, of course, .....she's a very memorable, tho not exactly relatable, character...
4 years ago
Well, keep in mind that I never finished GoW.

I do think Cathy is relatable, if only because women find themselves in that situation- even today. (The situation regarding her profession, not her actions towards her family.) If that makes any sense.
I think the relationship between the brothers was relatable as well, generally speaking.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Yeah, it makes sense. And I understand what you mean re the brothers.

I love both EoE and GoW, but the characters in both are very different. I guess I loved GoW a little more because it felt less like the characters were less constrained in their development, even tho, ironically, they were so imprisoned by their circumstances.

I'll need to reread them both, tho.
learn by going 4 years ago
I know that feeling of "What can I say about this book?" but I figure books take on new meaning in the times they're read. I feel like I can see that in your review.
Hol 4 years ago
Thanks, learn by going.