Why do YOU love East of Eden?

As most of you know (because I may have screamed it from the rooftops), I finally finished East of Eden in June after starting it waaaaaaaaay back in January. It isn’t that I didn’t like the book. In fact, I thought it was beautifully written and contained thoughtful insights. But I just couldn’t get through it. Eventually, Jen from Devourer of Books had to badger me into reading a chapter each day via twitter. That’s what it came to.

I don’t want to write a review because, honestly, I’m not really sure how to do that. And while I thought East of Eden was a very good book, I did not fall in love with it like many peopledo. So I want to know why you, the East of Eden lovers, adore this novel as much as you do.

*Passes mic to you and waits patiently for comments.*