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Steinbeck can write funny; try Cannery Row or its sequel, Sweet Thursday.
Excellent. And both of those are in the candy bowl. I didn't realise Sweet Thursday is a sequel, so if I draw it out before Cannery Row, I think I'm allowed to read Cannery Row instead.

Candy Bowl Rule 3.2ii If the reader draws a book from a series which is not book one, then the reader is entitled to read book one instead.
That sounds a very reasonable rule to me.