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The Red Pony Summary Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø [Download] ➼ The Red Pony By John Steinbeck – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Raised on a ranch in northern California Jody is well schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life He is used to the way of horses too; but nothing has prepared him for the specia G the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle But when Gabilan falls ill Jody discovers there are still lessons he must learn about the ways of nature and particularly the ways of ma. Next time you decide to make a printing of The Red Pony feel free to borrow one of these free blurbs Do you like people hanging around on a farm Do you like horses and animals and stuff Then you'll think this book is okay It has horses and grass and farms and stuff and is an easy readOrJohn Steinbeck is a writer of amazing stature in American literature He stands head and shoulders above just about anyone wiping his feet on Faulkner flicking Mark Twain out of his way like a little bug He defacates on Edith Wharton's pillow eats Henry Miller for breakfast and he doesn't even know who Guy N Smith is He wrote this bookOrThe epic saga of two families in the Salinas valley and considered by Steinbeck himself to be his magnum opus this is a novel that has changed literature and made Steinbeck an iconic figure Oh wait The Red Pony I thought we were talking about East of Eden I don't remember a goddamn thing about The Red PonyOr SPOILERS IN THIS ONESPOILERS IN THIS ONESPOILERS IN THIS ONEYou call THIS The Red Pony You got a lot of nerve That's like changing the name of Star Wars A New Hope to Greedo It's like calling The Land Before Time something like Little Foot's Mom It's like putting a picture of Drew Barry on the cover of the movie Scream It doesn't make any fucking sense What were you thinking John

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The Red PonyRaised on a ranch in northern California Jody is well schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life He is used to the way of horses too but nothing has prepared him for the spe. This book was featured on Shabby Sunday can still remember reading this book for the first time when I was in junior high school and I didn't like it From the look of the cover and title you'd think you'd be reading a happy little novella about a boy and his horse but it's so much than that The Red Pony is a collection of four short stories about a 10 year old boy named Jody and his life on a ranch with his family As time moves forward and he matures Jody is exposed to multiple events and learns many lessons on what it means to be a man Much of what he learns comes from his father and the farm hand named Billy He looks up to them both Jody did not ask where his father and Billy Buck were riding that day but he wished he might go along His father was a disciplinarian Jody obeyed him in everything without uestions of any kind I don't want to summarize the four stories and spoil them for those that haven't read this but I will say I had a good mix of emotions when reading it for the second time I was sad and angry multiple times and didn't care for a few of the characters but there was happiness here too especially when Jody gains some responsibility and gets excited about upcoming future events like visiting with his grandfather or caring for his pony by himself for the first time Jody was glad when they had gone He took brush and currycomb from the wall took down the barrier of the box stall and stepped cautiously in One thing I didn't like was how I didn't really see Jody's character change over time With the death he's experienced he certainly doesn't seem to be effected by it much and maybe that's because as a boy he wasn't allowed to share his feelings vocally His actions portray anger but not a whole lot of sympathy for the animals themselves as he still continues to irritate them by throwing rocks etc He seems to forget about how sad he was to lose a friend to death and doesn't make the connectionThere are many themes in this book including coming of age tragedy death and disappointment to mention a few but also one I didn't truly pick up on the first time I read it It appears that the modern men in the story don't feel that they measure up to older men from the past This is something I experienced myself even as a female when I moved out to the country Being raised in the city meant that I didn't have the experience the country folk had as far as raising your own food and in turn putting the animals to death A lady I met within the first year of living in the country told me that my generation weren't survivors and I had to stand corrected as I realized there was no way I was going to cut a chicken's head off with my hand like she did so effortlessly in fact I wasn't ever going to do it There were multiple times in the book that I cringed because of the details that were given and it reminded me of this very moment in my life but this is farm life whether you're exposed or not and that's just part of itOverall this is a powerful little novel and worth a try You might end up hating it or you might be sucked into the writing like I was because it's so descriptive and realistic  I wound up devouring this in one sitting when reading it for the second timeMy copy is from 1992 not very old but still vintage It's in good condition for the most part with mainly cover wearMy rating is 4