John Stienbeck's, "Grapes of Wrath" Is a classic and is considered by many to be one of the top 10 novels in history. I read the novel and would agree with its excellence, but for me that opinion comes not so much from the quality of writing as it does the personal connection I have with the story. My family were immigrants of the dust bowl era, and yes, we were poor Okie's. It wasn't until I read "The Grapes of Wrath" that I truly understood why we were...what we were. The book gave me a tremendous appreciation for my family and turned some of my shame into pride.
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Loved them both stclairjack !
That's a great example. Mine just happened to be a classic, but I'm sure if any story, whether classic or not, touches you personally, it will always be special to you.
Yes, "To Kill a Mockingbird"... an immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1960 and has remained a bestseller, with more than 30 million copies in print. I haven't read it yet, so I cannot comment.
I am actually reading that book right now. I am about half way through it. And you are right! Scary!!