Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Book Review - Tobacco Road

Okay, I will admit - I've never read this one before. AND I thought Erskine Caldwell was a woman. Hmmmf.

I'm about three-quarters of the way through, and I'm a leeetle confused. Is this supposed to be a comedy? I mean, there's the whole thing with totalling the brand new car, and the thing with Dude marrying Bessie, and it seems like it's supposed to be funny, but ......... these people are starving. And unbelievably ignorant. I don't know if I'm supposed to laugh, or not.

Anybody? Your thoughts?

1 comment:

Bridgett said...

Boy, that book irritates me. The film version is (mostly) comedic because the situation's are so ludicrous, but at the risk of sounding like one of those humorless people -- "that's not funny." As you say, they are poor, starving, ignorant. Not to blow the ending for you, but it doesn't end well for them.