Monday, March 23, 2009

Plinking it again

Well I've decided that Plinky is the way to go (I know you'd think I was selling their site or something), but seriously no one cares about that cute thing your dog did or what you had for breakfast so I should blog about something interesting. Today's topic is...

Name a book that changed your mind or opened your eyes.

As you can see by the picture, the book that has opened my eyes is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I don't think I will ever forget this book. He paints a vivid picture of what meat factories looked like in the early 1900's (and what they probably look like today). It is really sad, you follow a Lithuanian man as he sturggles in America. Everything around him falls apart. He then runs off to the country and becomes happy and healthy. For some odd reason he returns to Chicago and then you see the political side of things. I thought it was so interesting, the only only thing I didn't like was the last 10 or so pages where it was all about socialism.


Strawberry Girl said...

Hmmm. classic reading, though i've never gotten around to it. (It's on my list of 101 classic books to read though, so I will get to it eventually, LOL)...

Jerbaldo said...

The Giver.
It changed the way I think about things, the way I view societies and the progression of man.

SUCH a good book.

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