Publish date: January 1st 1963
Pages no: 118
Edition language: English
This was a novella from Steinbeck that was honestly very depressing. Without giving any of the story away, the book looks at depressing poverty and the influence that the chance of riches can have on a family's life. Worth the read for any fans of Steinbeck.
Review to come later when I've thought more about it...
I found the style rather forced, and the overflowing didactism wouldn't have gone well even if I could agree with the message. Which is, let me tell you: don't try to better yourself, if you were born poor and without education don't try for an education for your kids, 'cause for that you need money...
TW: domestic violence Wow, Steinbeck doesn't pull punches. I did not see that ending coming. This is a short novel (87 pages) that was creepy, dark, and thrilling. I have so much to say, but since it is a short novel, I don't want to give away the entire book. Yeah, this is probably one of the b...
This book is a reminder of what really matters most in life.It shows how greed can take over a person's life;how material possessions can change people.How strong is your integrity? Your belief? Your happiness?Would it change you?
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