January 28, 2015

CHICAGO WILL BE OURS!

Sinclair's "The Jungle" (I can't believe I haven't read this one before): luckily, there's not too much of the "Withal he was a goodhearted fellow" sort of writing. In fact, when he leaves dialogue behind, it’s mostly fairly good straightforward omniscient detached narrator writing, and although it’s a necessarily grim story, it’s not maudlin or too schematic.

A sort of Atlas Shrugged from the other direction, but mercifully much shorter — everything just shudders to an end with the thudding long speech(es) about Socialism and All That in ways that I guess were meant to be inspirational or at least enthusiastic, but have all the impact of having to listen to someone else’s dreams recounted in all their tedious glory.

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