Tortilla Flat Evaluation Essay, Research Paper
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
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