Wednesday, February 11, 2004

The Classic Best sellers

Through somebody's blog I landed up in this page Classic Best sellers about three months back. I found that I have read a few of these books and decided to read as many of them as I could lay hands on.

The very next day I found John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath in the LIBA library. That book was amazing to say the least. It is a book about migrant labourers from Oklahama who land up in California looking for a job and how they have to suffer. It portrayed a country that was far different from the USA that I had imagined. It is a powerful novel to say the least. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer prize for this novel. He later on went to win the Nobel prize in 1962. He knew what he wrote about and his descritpion of human emotions is one of the best I have ever read. Grapes of Wrath reminded me of Indira Parthasarathy's novel Kuruthip punal.

I am now reading Steinbeck's East of Eden, the novel he considered his magnum opus. This is even better, will write about this book soon.

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