Search This Blog

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Life-changing Book

        I am happy to be included on this list:  

The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
While many books have had a profound effect on me, I think I must choose The Grapes of Wrath as the most influential. It is not only a completely engrossing story about an American family at a particular point in time rendered in gorgeously crafted sentences, it further taught me that writing can be a form of protest, that writing can be a contribution to social justice as well as to art, and that realization changed me as a writer.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting.