Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Three sentence book reviews

All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren

I started this novel, about a populist governor gone bad, while on jury duty in December 2007, and tried to get through it on multiple occasions during the past year, but I've now decided I'm an adult and don't have to read boring books. I've read federal statutes that are more deserving of the Pulitzer -- I don't even care how this one ends. But, if you're the kind of person who likes reading four-page Steinbeckian descriptions of mud (or roads, or heat, or...), and you don't get your political corruption fix from the newspapers, go ahead and give it a shot.

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

I was cleaning out my bookshelves and came upon this one from my high school days. Love it! It's about a group of British boys marooned on an island, or rather, it's about you and me.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Hi- this is Robin Hall- you commented on my blog about the JC reunion. Can you give me details? robear 529 @ yahoo . com (no spaces of course)