Second in the trilogy that began with The Good Earth, Buck's classic and starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old
, with dialogue devoid of quotation marks and contractions missing apostrophes. He shifts from English to Spanish can be challenging to the non-Spanish reader. His scenes rich with descriptors can be stark
in the Ashby mansion, Rhine's relationship with her sister wives, feelings for her husband, Linden, and budding romance for servant, Gabriel. Replacing them are the stark realities of prostitution, murder
less.) The desperation is palpable--as well as the pervasive poverty, violence and alcoholism--yet there's often a sort of transcendence at the end. Some people might find something this stark
stands in stark contrast with the abysmal, dumbed-down script which was used for the recent film. THIS is the way to adapt a Hitchhiker's book.
Since the book concerns a parallel Earth