Monday, July 31, 2006

Sarah on Of Mice and Men, page 68

"Does this book end happy or sad?"

I'm not telling you.

"Why?"

Because you need to keep reading and find out for yourself. (pause) How do you think it ends?

Reluctantly: "Sad."

Yep. (pause) It sort of epitomizes the sad ending. It might be the original sad ending.

"I don't want to keep reading."

Why?

In a soft, sad voice: "Because I want them to get their little farm."

5 Comments:

Blogger Ruth Kuhnau said...

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August 03, 2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger Ruth Kuhnau said...

I agree with Sarah. I wasn't ever thinking about reading the book, but have now definitely decided against it. PS – Congrats on getting hitched!

August 03, 2006 6:47 PM  
Blogger Adam Ewing said...

great exchange.

September 14, 2006 10:26 PM  
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March 16, 2007 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, i don't know you, haven't really read the blog, but i was whizzing by and saw this entry. i teach in the delta and have just taught my juniors OMaM (i assume that's what you're reading) and my kids broke my heart. most of them said, from the beginning, that they wouldn't get their farm (we've really been focusing on the american dream and analyzing its enervating seductiveness) because "ain't nobody ever really got what they tried for" lamented one of my despondent boys.

although they hated the ending, they really enjoyed the book. as much for the cursing, bleeding and rabbits, i think, as for the writing. they also really liked being able to identify curley as "the man." anyway, just a shout out. keep up the good work.

April 12, 2007 11:01 PM  

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