Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

Second in Simon Trilogy

Biloxi Blues - Neil Simon

This is the second play in the Eugene trilogy series.  It is 1943, and Eugene Jerome is going to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi before being shipped over to  Europe.  The raw recruits have a insane sergeant who wants to instill discipline in his men.  One of the recruits is not interested in the military or its rules.  He fights the sergeant every step of the way until finally one of them folds under the pressure.  This conflict was the only thing in the play that was interesting. There was lots of crude language, which I guess writers feel is necessary to be realistic.  Eugene's first experience with a prostitute was excruciating to read about and his first love was boring.  I find it amazing that people would go to see this play.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages