I’ve been slowly picking my way through John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden. I was supposed to read this book during my junior year of high school, but like the Honors English kid that I was I just read a plot synopsis online and pulled an all nighter to get my project completed. I can understand that in high school any book that we had to read was going to be a book that I didn’t like, but now that I’m five years removed from my junior year I am able to appreciate those torturous works of literature.
If you’ve never read East of Eden I highly recommend it, and if you’re probably never going to read it, then at least read this quote:
But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed–because “Thou mayest.”
Also, the character Samuel Hamilton has a horse named Doxology.