Vale Gonzalez Gonzalez itibaren Jammigudem, Telangana 507301, Hindistan
I like black comedies. I like cynical rebellious characters. But when I'm saying to myself "Why am I reading this" every three pages it either means I don't get it or the author, as brilliantly as he writes, has nothing to say. I'm opting for the latter. The lead character has nothing going for him. He is not just cynical. He is a nihilist and a whiner. I waited for it all to come together and all I got was more silliness. Granted, Palahniuk is a marvelous wordsmith, the kind I would give my left pinkie to be, but there should be something worthwhile to say. This is the first Palahniuk novel I've read and I may have been disappointed as Fight Club is one of my favorite movies. Perhaps I should have tried that particular novel first.
Of Mice and Men is a heartbreaking story of two friends from the South - George, a smart, independent man with dreams and Lennie, your typical Gentle Giant (just don't let him touch you). The characters are easy to fall in love with, especially Lennie. I didn't expect the ending to be so tragic; I actually thought that old Candy, Lennie, George and Crooks can do it. Nonetheless, it was an exciting read.