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the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Novel by John Steinbeck, published in 1939. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers.

It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, interrupted by prose-poem interludes, chronicles the struggles of the Joad family's life on a failing Oklahoma farm, their difficult journey to California, and their disillusionment once they arrive there and fall prey to a parasitic economic system.

The insularity of the Joads--Ma's obsession with family togetherness, son Tom's self-centeredness, and daughter Rose of Sharon's materialism--ultimately gives way to a sense of universal community.
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March 6th, 2005 at 12:17am]

[ mood | sore ]

Chapter 6: pg 56Collapse )

Chapter 6: pg 69 quoteCollapse )

Chapter 6: pg 78Collapse )

Chapter 7: the chapter from hellCollapse )

Chapter 8 pg 101 and 102Collapse )

Okay then, those are all my observations till now as I'm bout to start Chapter 9.

See you guys a couple chapters down XD


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So I guess I'll start... [Wednesday
February 23rd, 2005 at 7:34pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Started reading the book all ready and I realized that we probably don't have all the same copy, meaning the pages might be off so yeah, always include the chapter...

behind the cut:
comments on the first page of the book
Chapter 1: page 5
Chapter 3
Chapter 4: page 32

My thoughts so farCollapse )

Okay then, and this is what I think of the main characters I've met so far

Tom Joad and the preacherCollapse )

Okay then, I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks about what I've posted or about your own thoughts on everything. XD


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It's been 1 week :D [Wednesday
February 23rd, 2005 at 8:36am]

[ mood | excited ]

Okay then, it's been a week since I last told everyone what the first book was going to be. I hope we've all found a copy :D

So let the reading and posting about thoughts and comments begin!

But to get things started, why don't we have everyone who's reading post what their first impressions are about the book and/or the main characters.

Okay, I'll be back with another mod post when we're half way thru the book loves XD


scream it outedit

Woo! Here we go! [Wednesday
February 16th, 2005 at 6:47pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Yay! We've got like 4 members, and 2 of them aren't me and Maria hahaha.

Okay, we're starting this bad boy off now. We've fixed up our layout and our userinfo as you can see and we're ready to start the first book.

But first, lemme copy and paste the section in our info that explains how the comm works:
how the community worksCollapse )

Okay, I hope that didn't confuse anyone.
And now the community rules:

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Okay then, now that everything's been posted and such I'll tell you all what book we're reading. It's gonna be The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. We all have 1 week to find a copy of the book before we start it.

Thanks again to everyone who's joined and hopefull we can get more people to join before the week is over.


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Book List [Wednesday
February 16th, 2005 at 12:07am]

[ mood | blah ]

Here is our list of books to read. Once we are near to finishing a book, I'll have post in which I tell y'all to vote on which one of the books you'd like to read next. And if you have something you want to add to the list, be sure to comment and I'll add it on XD

the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
the Pearl by John Steinbeck
of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Animal Farm by George Orwell
to Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
the Lord of the Flies by William Gerald Golding
Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice *note* this is not the first in the Vampire Chronicle series but since the story has little to do with the 3 before it I put it up on it's own
the Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
the Giver by Lois Lowry
He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
the Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
the Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
the Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
the Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
the Girl with a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
the God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
His Dark Materials trilogy - Philip Pullman *note* after reading the first book, we may then decide whether to contiue with the trilogy or not
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
the Kitchen God's Wife - Amy Tan
the Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan
a Collection of Beauties at the Height of their Popularity - Whitney Otto
Shantaram - Gregory David Robers
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
the Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
the Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
the Fall of the House of User\\the Masque of the Red Death\\the Raven - Edgar Allen Poe *note* since these are short stories and a poem, I'll be grouping them together
the Monk - Matthew Lewis

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