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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 7 years ago
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...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it 8 years ago
Dear John,There is no doubt in my mind that you are an excellent writer. And I am sure you know this. There is the Pulitzer and there is the Nobel. There are hundreds of editions worldwide and swarms of five star reviews. “The Grapes of Wrath” is a book of great weight (literally and metaphorically)...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it 9 years ago
Steinbeck wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning novel [b:The Grapes of Wrath|4395|The Grapes of Wrath|John Steinbeck|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352912927s/4395.jpg|2931549] in an exhausting period of intense creativity from June to October 1938. During that period and for some time thereafter, he kep...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it 9 years ago
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...
Well-Lucubrated rated it 10 years ago
Very interesting book; very unique in regards to the other works of Steinbeck that I've read so far. It had its flaws, but I think its strengths beat them out. Heavy in symbolism and veiled language, yet at the same time, equally as heavy with earthy, natural language. A very odd, but overall, very ...
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