The Gull Reef Club

6/3/2008

The Natural

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:45 pm

Mark another book off the book sale list. This time it was Bernard Malamud’s The Natural.

I’ve got mixed feelings on this one. It started off really good, got weird, then ended as expected. It had all the elements of the mystical sports story. The exaggerated emotions of triumph and agony, the hyper-importance of inconsequential competition. The overly-testosteroned men and the silly-twit women. There was still something likable about all of this despite how obvious the story line seemed to be.

I decided I have had enough with male-centered books. The last three were all like that. I’m going to have to deviate from my book sale books. Next on my reading list is some Gertrude Stein. That should balance me out for now.

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