Hey ya’ll! So, time for this The Grapes of Wrath readalong thing that Laura is hosting!
Right, so… I don’t know much bout Steinbeck. I’ve only read one book by him ever, Of Mice and Men. And in all honesty… it kind of sucked. I was a bit bored, and it was one of those “…why is this a classic?” reactions. And that was only like 100 pages, and it felt like it took forever.
Apparently The Grapes of Wrath, or GoW for short (which is also how I abbreviate the video game God of War, which makes me laugh a bit) is about some Oklahoma family being forced to move west towards Cali during the Depression. Let me be blunt – I’m not expecting to enjoy this book. I’m half-expecting it to bore me to tears, which would suck. But I love these little readalongs, and it makes me happy to say that I’ve read a classic that I haven’t before, so here I am!
I’m hoping for one of two things to happen here – I’m obviously hoping that I end up absolutely loving it and being all surprised by how good it is. If that doesn’t happen, I’m hoping that it sucks a lot and I really hate it, because it’s always fun to talk about books that are just insanely bad. We all know how much fun it was for me to make fun of Norwegian Wood and Murakami’s love of ears and pervert-y ways.
What Laura has to say about Steinbeck leaves me optimistic - that he was all political and leaned toward the left and stuff. Maybe this’ll make me a Steinbeck fan after all.
So, is anyone as apprehensive as I am?