Now Reading: Grapes of Wrath

Normally I pick up books that are only around 200 pages long — I used to try longer books and inevitably found myself reading a few things at once because of my lack of patience.

So it’s with a little bit of pride that I say I’m finally reading the Grapes of Wrath after my mom gave me her copy. Ever since a friend read it and said it turned him into an anarchist I’ve been curious, and only 30 pages in I’m starting to see why.

I’ve been reading a lot more in general lately, and I highly recommend two other books I’ve finished in the last month:

Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power by Tim Tyson

Partisanas: Women in the Armed Resistance to Fascism and German Occupation (1936-1945) by Ingrid Strobl

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5 responses to “Now Reading: Grapes of Wrath

  1. How long is the Grapes of Wrath? Do you think I’d like it?

  2. It’s around 450 pages. It takes place out west during the Great Depression, and I think you and I are both at points in our lives when it would particularly resonate with us. Want to borrow my copy when I’m done?

  3. I’lll see if I can find it on my ipad and down load the first few chapters; if I can’t find it I’ll borrow your copy, thanks!

  4. Aren’t you about done? How are you liking it?

  5. Not done yet — maybe about a third of the way through. It’s been going slowly because of the job hunt / starting jobs. I really enjoy it though, just like you knew I would.

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