I really, really hate The Red Pony. It rubbed me the wrong way from the moment I first laid my teenaged eyes on the very first words on the very first page. It was the only novel we were compelled to read in high school that I had any trouble finishing, despite its brevity — and I was normally the read-ahead student who had to remember not to spoil my classmates. I didn’t loathe Of Mice and Men but it did traumatize me; I read it too young because I saw it on my college-aged cousin’s shelf and mistook its slimness for age-appropriateness.
Needless to say, I am not a Steinbeck fan for various reasons.
@heinousdealings isn't he just accurately portraying how women were treated then?
— Martin Dowdall (@DowdallM87) January 27, 2015