Monday, July 04, 2005

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I read this novel way back when I was in high school and I remember loving it. Now I had to read it for my Steinbeck class this summer and I loved it once more. It is a classic investigation into the nature of good and evil. Steinbeck asks, "What is the world's story about" and answers with these lines, "Humans are caught – in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their net of good and evil. I think this is the only story we have and that it occurs on all levels of feeling and intelligence”. After I put this book down, I could not start another book for a few days. It was that great

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