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Paperback, Duke Univ Pr, 1990, ISBN13 9780822309949, ISBN10 0822309947
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Picked up the collecti...

Picked up the collection so I could read Cannery Row while visiting Monterey. Imagining the old Cannery Row while visiting the tourist trap it has become was a little bewildering, but fun, too, with the tasteful placards and quotes from the book along the recreation trail. I got a real kick out of the story, though was sent off balance by the finish. Started The Pearl and was captivated, but ran out of time on this book borrowed from the local library.

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Im taking my time wit...

I'm taking my time with this collection and savoring every word. The feel of the collection is wonderful in your hands, and each story is as good as the last. I will try to review as I go. Tortilla Flat is a wonderfully hilarious, saddening, and well written novel. You grow to love each character despite himself. It's amusing to look into the minds of some who are so obviously selfish and completely unaware of themselves, and how they turn their selfishness into what they see as good friendship. In the end though, you can see that they all really love each other and grow as people, and for this reason the end is a bit heartbreaking. The Red Pony will be a tough read for any animal lover, or anyone who doesn't like descriptive scenes of... gore, I suppose, is the right word for it. Nothing that doesn't fit or was thrown in for shock effect, but still a difficult pill to swallow. I feel as though this was an unfinished work, but I don't know for sure. Something about the ending doesn't feel just right. But I do like that Steinbeck hints that the last few years have really led Jody to become closer to manhood. Of Mice & Men is of course a classic. Even if someone doesn't know John Steinbeck from Steven King they will know something about Mice & Men. I first read this in high school and while I remembered I liked it and the jist of the storyline, I had forgotten a lot of it. My mind is no steel trap, especially when it comes to books unfortunately. Re-reading it was just as incredible, if not more so, the second time around. I think this should be recommended reading for everyone in high school, as it is such a raw look at the ups and downs of humanity and existence. The whole cast of characters is so alive and varying and, I know I use this word a lot, realistic. And even the worst people have a shred of humanity in them, of hurt or pain or longing. It's a wonderful, heartbreaking, incredible story for all ages and should be read and re-read. The Moon is Down: Cannery Row: The Pearl:

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Im taking my time wit...

I'm taking my time with this collection and savoring every word. The feel of the collection is wonderful in your hands, and each story is as good as the last. I will try to review as I go. Tortilla Flat is a wonderfully hilarious, saddening, and well written novel. You grow to love each character despite himself. It's amusing to look into the minds of some who are so obviously selfish and completely unaware of themselves, and how they turn their selfishness into what they see as good friendship. In the end though, you can see that they all really love each other and grow as people, and for this reason the end is a bit heartbreaking. The Red Pony will be a tough read for any animal lover, or anyone who doesn't like descriptive scenes of... gore, I suppose, is the right word for it. Nothing that doesn't fit or was thrown in for shock effect, but still a difficult pill to swallow. I feel as though this was an unfinished work, but I don't know for sure. Something about the ending doesn't feel just right. But I do like that Steinbeck hints that the last few years have really led Jody to become closer to manhood. Of Mice & Men is of course a classic. Even if someone doesn't know John Steinbeck from Steven King they will know something about Mice & Men. I first read this in high school and while I remembered I liked it and the jist of the storyline, I had forgotten a lot of it. My mind is no steel trap, especially when it comes to books unfortunately. Re-reading it was just as incredible, if not more so, the second time around. I think this should be recommended reading for everyone in high school, as it is such a raw look at the ups and downs of humanity and existence. The whole cast of characters is so alive and varying and, I know I use this word a lot, realistic. And even the worst people have a shred of humanity in them, of hurt or pain or longing. It's a wonderful, heartbreaking, incredible story for all ages and should be read and re-read. The Moon is Down: Cannery Row: The Pearl:

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I read The Pearl many ...

I read The Pearl many years ago. Recently I read Of Mice and Men and I think I can see some theatrical/cinematic influence on the writing. I think I might want to pick up Cannery Row next at some point, thinking back to a visit we made a while back to the John Steinbeck museum in Salinas.

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