Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Short Reflection

When I began reading One Hundred Years of Solitude, I was momentarily overwhelmed by the fluctuation of time. As I kept reading, however, the fantastic elements of the story hooked my attention completely and I just couldn't seem to put it down. On the other hand, The Tin Drum wasn't nearly what I expected it to be. I was prepared for a more difficult and drawn-out beginning, but was surprised at how fascinated I was instead. I hadn't expected to be so interested in Oskar's early life, and I think that allowed me to continue the book at a steady pace.

1 comment:

Samantha Gillen said...

I actually wasn't captured by the Tin Drum at first. It took me a little while to get into it. I found the first few chapters really confusing and not exciting. Towards the middle of the book though I found myself becoming more captivated with Oskar crazy, random personality and even laughing a little bit at his insanity. His arbitrary thoughts cracked me up. Sometimes they weren't even slightly tangential. All in all the book was a great read, and I'm really looking forward to discussing it in class so I can understand some of the oddness that takes place.