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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
East of Eden

Brenna Adelman, January 4, 2013

This is a beautifully written book. Following the intertwining stories of Adam Trask and Samuel Hamillton, Steinbeck creates a world where we (as the reader) are standing right there with Adam and Samuel through out their stories, we can see, hear, taste, smell everything that they do - but Adam and Samuel can't see us. We follow their lives invisibly. This is not a book to be read quickly, this is a book that should be treated as the best glass of red wine. You get aquinted with it, reading it over and getting a feel for it. Then you open it, and smell it getting a sense of it before pouring your self a glass. Then you let it stand, opening and breathing so that it can live and thrive. Last, you sip it - swishing it delicately around in your mouth, breathing it in and then immersing your self in it. While immersed you fall hopelessly in love with it, you pick out little subtle things that you hadn't noticed before, that you notice now. This is not a book to be read quickly, this is a book that you should savour and fall in love with.
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
East of Eden

Brenna Adelman, January 4, 2013

This is a beautifully written book. Following the intertwining stories of Adam Trask and Samuel Hamillton, Steinbeck creates a world where we (as the reader) are standing right there with Adam and Samuel through out their stories, we can see, hear, taste, smell everything that they do - but Adam and Samuel can't see us. We follow their lives invisibly. This is not a book to be read quickly, this is a book that should be treated as the best glass of red wine. You get aquinted with it, reading it over and getting a feel for it. Then you open it, and smell it getting a sense of it before pouring your self a glass. Then you let it stand, opening and breathing so that it can live and thrive. Last, you sip it - swishing it delicately around in your mouth, breathing it in and then immersing your self in it. While immersed you fall hopelessly in love with it, you pick out little subtle things that you hadn't noticed before, that you notice now. This is not a book to be read quickly, this is a book that you should savour and fall in love with.
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