Discussion Notes: Attitude Adjustment
Find this weeks story here: Attitude Adjustment by Tim Gautreaux
Next weeks story is The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
This week’s story had religious themes that left Gerald as the odd man out. Rammy enjoyed the story’s message of surrendering to a greater plan, while Maya believed that story’s message was about finding the good in pain and suffering. Anais enjoyed the prose and the political subplots. The hosts analyze the morality of the story, and debate whether or not it is religious in nature, and Gerald asks if the politics of immigration in the United States was handled too bluntly in broad strokes of wrong or right. But did everyone read the stories political and religious messages the same way? Tune in to find out.
Also, don’t forget to rate the story! We rated it a 6-6-6-4 (5.5 average). For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate Attitude Adjustment? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode. We are also in desperate need of iTunes reviews. Please search Literary Roadhouse in iTunes and leave reviews for all of our shows.