Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott ***
There are some good points to this book, but it's so outdated it's hard to like it as much as "Little Women". Of course I've fixated on the fact that 2 of the boys that Jo & her husband take in have disabilities--Dick is a hunchback & Billy's brain has been fried by his father making him study too much--& Alcott's treatment of them is pretty lame (pun intended). She says how their poor, pitiful little lives aren't worth much. I'm reading the third part of this trilogy right now, I'd love to make some radical changes to it though! Poor Louisa May would roll in her grave!