1.12.2007

Book Review: Cannery Row



Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

I've vowed to read this since visiting Monterey twice in the last few years and walking along Cannery Row!

This short novel is set against the backdrop of Cannery Row, but focuses much more on the myriad characters that inhabit the area, and how they intersect and interrelate throughout this story, and how sometimes the best of intentions can go awry.

Despite some of the darker tones of other Steinbeck novels, this one remains stubbornly upbeat and optimistic, which is a nice change from the others.

Looking to read a classic from this author? This is a good one!

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