Monday, March 2, 2009

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Originally Published: 1939
Length: 464 pages
Personal Enjoyment Factor: 5/5 Rating: 4.5/5 (600 Customer Reviews)

Everyone knows what The Grapes of Wrath is about, right? Good opportunity for a seven-word review:

Joads hit road, take loads, hopes erode.

Okay, so just a few more words. I consider this a must-read, and it is strikingly relevant to our times.

My notes here.

Prude-ometer (subjective content assessment): There's quite a bit of mild language, particularly heavy in the beginning, references to sex and a couple of dirty jokes.


  1. A notes blog! What a great idea!!


  2. You hardly need to say anything about this book - it's just that good! It's one of my favorites, I'm glad you liked it too.

  3. Er, yes, but only very vaguely.

    This is such a great review though! I love the seven word review and the notes and the Prude-o-meter.

  4. I am so glad you recommend this so highly! I'm definitely going to read it in the next few months -- maybe after Gone with the Wind!

  5. This is the very first "adult" book I can remember reading and I couldn't put it down for days. It made such an imact on me!

  6. I just found this book at DI so hopefully I can get to it soon. It's one I've always wanted to read. I don't know how you come up with those great 7 word reviews.

  7. Hmmm--I guess I'm one of those people who doesn't know what it is about. :) I'll definitely be having to check it out, though!