Today's assignment from Laura at Devouring Texts, who is hosting this readalong, is to respond to this prompt:
"October 2nd: Things we think about Steinbeck- Have you read
Grapes before? Were you booored? Do you harbour a (very understandable)
love for Steinbeck? I think we all want to know."
I'm a little worried, given Laura's level of adoration for Steinbeck, that I'm going to get kicked out of the readalong for this, but past experience leads me to think I don't like Steinbeck. I read The Red Pony when I was in school and found it bleak, horrible, in places very icky. This put me off Steinbeck.
However, he is considered one of the great American writers, so I feel like I should give him another chance. John Ford and Henry Fonda thought this story was worth making a movie of, so it seems like a good option to show me a better side of Steinbeck.