Monday, January 28, 2008
What I'm Reading Now: The Good Earth
Last night I started reading "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. Although, I'm only a few pages in it's a well written book and the characters I found to have depth and demenision. This book is a classic for a reason it's simply a good book.
About "The Good Earth":
Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution....
Through this one Chinese peasant and his children, Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel—beloved by millions of readers throughout the world—is a universal tale of the destiny of men.