Tortilla flat evaluation

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I have just completed the classic nove Tortilla Flat by John Stienbeck. I must admit, this book was very boring to read. It's not very long, only about 200 pages, but it seemed like much more. I wasn't too interested in this book. I felt having to read this book was a chore. Although the book has its good moments, I think people looking for an exciting book should stay away from this novel.

Tortilla Flat is one heck of a boring book, but it does have an original story. Most of this book revolves around a man named Danny and his friends. Danny and his friends have just got back from war and are looking for someplace to live. Then Danny remembers he has a house that was given to him from a relative.

The novel also follows the adventures of the friends. Most are boring stories like helping an old lady or looking for treasure.

They also got drunk a lot. And at the end. . . well I won't spoil it, you'll have to go through the pain of reading this book.

Most of the characters in the book weren't very interesting, but if I have to choose one character, it would have to be Danny. That's the obvious choice. He's the main character and he's pretty easy to talk about. Danny is not that interesting, it's just that all of the other characters are really boring. One thing that I thought was interesting is how Danny was quite a drinker. He got drunk a lot.

And he ended up. . . whoops! Almost slipped you the ending.

Anyway, Danny was also the character that gave all of the other characters their shelter. That's the only character in the book I found faintly interesting.

The most exciting part of this book was finishing it. Woohoo! Gosh, I felt like I could conquer the world after I completed this book of boredom. I read about some friends getting drunk, going to jail, and burning down houses! Wow (sarcasm)! Seriously, the only part in the book that came close to being a little exciting was the end. But nothing could compare to how I felt when I finished this book. I felt like 5000 pounds were lifted off of my shoulders, I felt like I was reading one word per hour with this book. Now I don't have to worry about that book anymore, thank God.

There's no avoiding it, this book was flat out boring. I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone my age, if not anyone at all. this book has to be good if its considered a classic, but it didn't do to well of a job keeping my attention. I found myself reading six pages, maybe more, and not having any recollection of anything that I had just read. All in all, I guess this book might be worth reading for a bibliophile, but for the average Joe, get a book more interesting.