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Sweet Thursday - John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott
Sweet Thursday
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In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the... show more
In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039471 (0143039474)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Sweet Thursday
John Steinbeck found something funny in Monterey, California. The three novels he set in the city make up the author's three most recognized comedies (his only comedies, I believe, with the exception of the satirical ...Pippin IV). In Sweet Thursday, Steinbeck returns to the characters and setting o...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
5.0
Since listening to an audiobook edition of Cannery Row earlier this year and falling in love with both the characters and Steinbeck's writing, I've looked forward to reading this sequel. It's set about ten years after the events of Cannery Row. Doc has returned from army service to his work at the W...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
3.0 Sweet Thursday (First Edition)
Sequel to Cannery Row this may be, but this is an entirely different book that we're dealing with. What I missed most in Sweet Thursday, that had been present in Cannery Row were the beautiful passages of nature writing. We still have Doc visiting the tidal fields but there's no magic in there. Asid...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
3.0
When I think of romantic comedies, the last author I think of is John Steinbeck. Yet Sweet Thursday is just that, a romantic comedy. Its predecessor, Cannery Row certainly had humorous intentions yet Steinbeck's style of realism and cynicism mixed with a reluctant admiration for his fellow man does ...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0 Sweet Thursday
"Cannery Row" is my favorite John Steinbeck novel. So, when I found out about the sequel, "Sweet Thursday," I immediately added it to my reading list."Sweet Thursday" takes readers back to the familiar denizens of Cannery Row. In this book, Mack and Hazel, two of the fellows from the Palace Flopho...
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