Thursday, August 11, 2005

This is from Lima Peru!

Managed to finish East of Eden by John Steinbeck. A really wonderful book. Especially as it is concerned with nobility and virtue in American Life. One thing that was interesting was that he refers to power structures as spiders webs. The higher level you go up the weaker the thread becomes. Explaining very simply how it can appear that with greater authority there is a lowering in creativity and intelligence and more of a desire to {follow the party line{. It also goes into great depth about how a lie can infect and corrupt everyone involved in it.

A great epic, I am still fairly obsessed with the characters and the events they had to deal with. I was really hooked to this book and finished it within two days. It may be considered very old fashioned nowadays to be concerned with something as simple as honesty but I think it would be something that should be very highly valuable to everyone.

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