Adam Klimas Klimas itibaren Ekauna, Bihar 802131, Hindistan
Tipik James Patterson'unuz değil - hoş bir hikaye, kolay okuma.
One of my favorite books I read back in middle school, the Outsiders was one of those rare books that gave you a protrayle of gang life that wasn't too dark or dirty but at the same time didn't make you feel like it was dumbed down. S.E. Hinton does a fabulous job writing this, and I'm proud to have a copy on my bookshelf (in the read world). The story is basically about two gangs, the Socs from the richer part of town and the Greasers from the poorer part of town. The protaganist, Ponyboy, is a member of the Greasers, and he considers them his family. However, when he and fellow member Johnny meet two girls from the rich part of town, they're Soc boyfriends don't take it well, and it all spirals from there. One thing that makes this story so great is getting you to care about all the characters. It shows you the good and bad side of gang life, and and every character has a sympathetic side to him. Dallas is a perfect example of this, starting the story as a dangerous character and quickly proving himself to be a protective and loyal friend. Even the boyfriends that attack Johnny and Ponyboy in the beginning and start the whole fiasco are hinted to have not that great home lives. Also Ponyboy points out sometimes during his story that he's writing this story for a paper for school, so any lack of descriptive violence or colorful cussing makes perfect sense. Frankly I didn't have a complaint when I first read it and I don't have a complaint now. There are no pitfalls. It's just a great read.
I enjoyed the nutty plot, the humor, Wilde's wit, and the characters. Overall it was very entertaining. (The movie version with Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, and Reese Witherspoon is really fun too.) And yet, I couldn't stand Dorian Gray. Go figure.