The Autobiography of Malcolm X
This book is full of racist-filled vitriol,
until the final chapters.
Glad I persevered.
I almost skipped this,
but I am content to admit that I read this
interminable, tedious, self-serving, autobiography. Yuck.
Grapes of Wrath
What a train wreck! Totally overrated.
But at least I know that now.
The Portrait of a Lady
One of the most frustrating stories I have ever read.
I'm still seething at Henry James.
(Update: Right now, I am reading Tess of D'Urbervilles,
and Hardy may have taken James' place.)
The Ancients are like spinach;
healthy for you, but . . .
The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
This autobiography was about one woman's exhausting quest
to be worthy enough, except, we never will be worthy.
Hence, I took the opportunity to explain why.
The absurd story about the absurd philosophy of Absurdism;
yet it was another perfect opportunity to discuss truth.
The only thing I can say is,
"I read it, and now I know why almost everyone hates it."
The Book of Margery Kempe
This poor woman was not the only one tormented and tortured.