06-20-2008 08:25 AM
I totally enjoyed "Death in the afternoon". It was a rather brutal story about bullfighters. Also, liked East of Edan" the book and James Dean Movie.
I think the man was abit of a genius!
07-07-2008 07:22 PM
I LOVE Steinbeck's work. Esp "Grapes of Wrath" & "East of Eden". I was looking for a classic to read this month so I picked up "Of Mice & Men". I couldn't help but think that it would have been better as a movie. So that you could see the emotional undertones b/t the 2 men portrayed by actors. I'm pretty sure a movie was made fairly recently by an actor that I respect but can't think of his name. (He played in Forrest Gump & lost his legs.) I think that might be an interesting movie
I was fairly disappointed in "Of Mice & Men". It was terribly tragic & sad even tho I had reason to believe all would not end well. I doubt I'll ever forget it based on the ending. It reminds me why I don't read classics that often as you can never be sureof the ending.
Which also brings up the topic of what makes a classic a classic? Who decides? Perhaps this work was just well liked in it's day which certainly doesn't bring it up to "classic" status. Do you ever think that sometimes if a book is well liked enough & the theme doesn't center around a love story that it will--given enough time--become a classic?