I had my blog reviewed by Berate My Blog.. You should too! I got an 8.8 which was so much more than I imagined. I guess the people behind the blog are really open-minded!
Of their comments the one that struck me most was the relation to Steinbeck. This was the fourth time I had been presented with Steinbeck; twice by bloggers, twice by friends. He’s supposedly one of those cool dramatic people who have a knack for grim storytelling. Steinbeck’s works are recommended reading for American highschoolers.
“If you could mind your p’s and q’s, Paolo, and get some training, you could be our pinoy Steinbeck.” Berate my Blog
Steinbeck: Deceased. Lived 1902-1968.
Mendoza: Breathing. 1981-present
Steinbeck: Works read by highschoolers across America and Canada
Mendoza: Works read by Billycoy, Joyfulchicken and people of similar wavelengths.
Steinbeck: Writing style – Dramatic, maybe cheesy, sometimes grim.
Mendoza: Writing style – Commas misplaced, too many dots and dashes, not enough sense.
Steinbeck: Stories drawn from history such as the Great Depression and the World Wars
Mendoza: Stories drawn from other people’s misery and other common forms of suffering.
Steinbeck: Winner Pulitzer Prize 1940
Mendoza: Semi-Palanca Award wannabe (meaning, I dream of getting one but I dont take time to write and submit anything)
Steinbeck: Winner Nobel Prize for Literature 1962
Mendoza: Winner Most Friendly Award 1987 (kindergarten)
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