Name a book or author that you truly wanted to love but left you disappointed. (And, of course, explain why.)
I want to love his work, I really do. And I still try.
But I go back, and back again, and back – yet again – and to no avail.
I don’t know if I’m reading his stuff in the wrong frame of mine. I know he’s considered a great author. But ever since struggling to get through Of Mice in Men in high school I just have not been able to shake it.
As James Gould Cozzens once said, “I can’t read ten pages of Steinbeck without throwing up.” I understand completely.