Saturday, July 26, 2008
East of Eden
So i'm required to read this book called East of Eden for my summer vacation homework,(it's by Steinbeck if anyone didn't know) and at first i read the synopsis and i dreaded even opening this book, because it sounded so boring, but then i remember that's what i thought about Of Mice and Men at first too.
The synopsis of the book states that the book follows 2 families, the Tasks and the Hamiltons, and their "helpless reenactment of the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry between Cain and Able"
The book is amazing, it starts out a bit slow and it makes you want to fall asleep because it describes EVERYTHING about the setting (I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE CUPS LOOK LIKE MISTER STEINBECK!!) but it goes on to become an AMAZING story of Love, and not so much love, Murder, Trickery, Caring friends, and a mans strive to recover and raise his children correctly, without their mother.
I love this book and i recomend it to anyone, regardless of whether or not they like Sci-Fi books Fantasy books, Romance Novels, or Murder Mysteries, this book has something for everyone and it is highly entertaining and it makes my soul smile :)