May 27, 2010

It’s Never Too Late!

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccassello @ 2:59 am
As I reported earlier, I was reading the book Brooklyn, which was the One Book One Chicago choice. I had gone to hear the author being interviewed at the main library over a month ago. The book is about a young Irish woman coming to America just after the end of World War II. I thought it would give me some insight into what life was like then and what immigrants experienced. There was some of that, but not as much as I had hoped. It is mostly a love story.

The book was due back at the library today, after I had already renewed it. I did not want to renew it again. I had only gotten half way, no not even half way through the book, so I had a lot of reading to do to finish it. I kept wondering if I was really going to get it all read. I was growing impatient with it. I did finish the book and I took it in to a branch library I often use. 

I would not say this novel was very well written, the male author told it from the woman’s point of view, so it was a bit stereotypical. To me it was like watching a B movie. What he did best was convey the Irish accent by the use of the words and placement of them, rather than resorting to distorted spelling. That is what I remembered being taught in school.

I did my journal and this blog, but no other writing again. I know I will have to write something new soon. I can’t keep this up much longer.


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