(2) Wed Jan 05 2005 17:27 All Done: I am finally done with East of Eden. It is my new favorite book. I loved it. I could resonate with almost all the characters in it in some way. I do have some questions though that are unanswered. Maybe I wasn't paying attention to those parts, but was there any resolution with Tom and Dessy when Tom gave her the drink and Dessy was sick...It made it sound like Tom was going to kill himself from grief and guilt, but then the story ended all the sudden? I can't think of anymore questions, but I will comment when I remember.
Posted by Alyson at Fri Jan 07 2005 08:31
I'm glad you liked it so much. The characters were so vivid and real and became such a part of my thoughts that I had a hard time putting the book away on my bookshelf after reading the book. I wanted them so much to remain part of my life, notwithstanding all the concern they caused me.
Posted by Kristen at Fri Jan 07 2005 18:11
I know, I want to keep on reading/listening to it again but it is soo long. Maybe in a year. I love this book, and I think there are so many of life's lessons in it that anyone can take something from it.