Home of the Hanuman

pull up a comfy chair.

Tom Joad

leave a comment »

In these high tech days there’s still space and time for the low tech options. I refuse to use a laptop whilst on the bog and it’s downright dangerous in the bath. Sometimes all you need is a book.

So I’ve just started a classic, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I was attracted to it after hearing a radio show by Billy Bragg about Woody Guthrie. Woody condensed the whole 500 pages or so down into the Ballad of Tom Joad in two parts each about 3 minutes long. I’ve long been a fan of the song which complements the book perfectly. You’d think there might be a lot of filler if it can be condensed to around 6 minutes. There’s not. It is beautifully constructed. That fella sure can write.


Written by ukenaut

January 29, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Posted in Books, Music

Tagged with , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: