Poetic. Interesting descriptions. Touching.
holy mother of pearl. i deeply detest this book. the theme is nice, but the theme is not strong enough to make up for the absolute dreadful cons of the pearl. the way john steinbeck writes the pearl is just horribly boring and just in one plain word, wrong. he can spend three pages telling you on how the sunset looked over the water, yet to the detials you really need to know, he gives total disregard to and just uses one sentence. lets just put it this way, i was able to completely get the theme in the end, even though i would skip about three to five pages at a time. i despise the pearl and do not recommend you read it. it is a waste of time and there are many other books with the same theme that are better.
We read this at school - it shows humanity and all its failings very starkly.Try the Red Pony if you want to see more brutality or the Grapes of Wrath for a more epic (longer) version.
I hated this book. There was way too much detail and not enough action, as there is in many other books and I thought it was very boring. I agree with Emma, Erica, and anyone else who hated this book. If your english class reads this most likely, less than 5 out of 20 kids will like it. Why must english teachers make the accelerated kids read the worst books? I mean come on, we're accelerated and we should be rewarded not punished! (that was not meant to sound conceited by the way) Not many kids will like The Pearl, or Of Mice and Men, or A Seperate Piece (not sure if its piece or peace and I don't really care, that book was boring as heck), or Lord of The Flies, but they still make us read them. Main point is, this book was boring and I'm glad it was so short, or else it would have taken even longer to finish. The only people I know who like this book, or at least didn't hate it, are english teachers... and a few random kids...
if you want a good summary of the pearl read emma enjoyment's review.. i'd give it 5 stars (the review NOT the book)
I HATE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! We had to read it in school and it drove me insane. The ending was lame.
Yeah. We read it at school too. I think it's a good book, but I really hated the book. I didn't even read it all. I read only 6 chapters, and all I said was the picture of the kid on the cover, he is evil. It was funny and ironic. Why don't they bring up new books?
how can you hate this book? It is a master piece filled with adventure, love, heartache, and greed. It written by a man who was a little insane, but all the less it just makes it more brilliant. This is a must read and I am glad they "made" you read it in school. If I was not forced I would never have fall in love with it.
Just don't understand the desire to "throw" the book. This book is an amazing depiction of poverty, greed and tragedy. Yes it is depressing, it was meant to be. The story is depicting the ugly nature humans show, not sunshine and roses.
I was totally with the book until the ending. It was preposterous.
Me too. It just fell apart.
The book was okay. u ad to read it for school
This book is one of the greatest books ever written. Don't you see how in the intro the narrator speaks about song and mythmaking. What was it that was seen in the pearl? the world. Beyond allegory this is pure metaphor!
this book is about how we conjure up evil, the losing of paradise
I know that it sucks having to read something "for school". Often times students are forced fed disconected literature. But there is great literature out there in the world. You as a reader must get up off your seat and embrace the text and try to understand it. You cant wait for it to come to you and reveal itself. it don't happen that way.
how can a man become famous for writing badly about important things?
Opina deste libro?
What do we learn about the pearl’s symbolism from the reactions it evokes?
One important element of The Pearl is the contrast between fate and human agency, between the destiny that is made for us and the destiny that we make ourselves. How do these forces interact in Kino’s story? To what extent is Kino responsible for his own demise? To what extent is fate responsible?