Street Talk 09.22.11 (asked @ the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas.)
What author, dead or alive, would you spend a day with?
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Follow-up: What book is the most overrated?
KARINA SALCEDO | Family Services Advocate | Salinas
A: I’d like to have a glass of wine with Ernesto Sabato. We would just spend time hanging out and talking about his work.
Sorry, Twi-Hards: The entire Twilight saga. It’s not a bad story, but the movies and media completely blew it out of proportion.
KANNER TILLMAN | Accountant | Los Angeles
A: Definitely Eugene O’Neill. I want to know what inspired his plays – were they autobiographical or inspired by friends and neighbors?
Whale Watching: Melville’s Moby Dick is entirely overrated. I don’t see much depth.
YESSENIA GUZMAN | Student | Salinas
A: John Steinbeck, of course. It would be nice to visit him at his house and hear how he enjoyed his time here in the Salinas Valley.
Let’s Get Real: I enjoyed Richard Wright’s Black Boy, but its portrayal of racism was too graphic for my taste.