Monday, May 26, 2008

Books: Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

We have been reading several books on the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels list lately, and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson is one of such books. We are quite well read doggies, but we thought it a noble task to check some classics off of our list that we have a harder time getting around to.

Winesburg, Ohio is based on a fictitious town of the same name. (Although there is an actual Winesburg, Ohio it has nothing to do with this one.) The book is comprised of many short stories that all tie back into one central character, George Willard. It was an interesting way to read a book, finding a common thread in very different stories. It felt a lot like reading a history of a small town in that everything is connected and everyone seems to know everyone else.

Quick vote: We liked this book, it was an interesting read. We'll give it a C+.

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