Finished Tortilla Flat

Lots of book posts today. I finished Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck a couple of days ago.

I started out feeling a little angry at this book. I was sick of Steinbeck’s male characters who manage to do everything wrong. They continuously find themselves doing bad things and are surprised as it backfires. But as the story evolved so did their characters.

If the book wasn’t good enough on its own, this quote sure helped, “it is worth it to be kind and generous… one feels a golden warmth glowing like a hot enchilada in one’s stomach.” A good food analogy is necessary to explain the Golden Rule.


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