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Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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Apr 21, 2011

it was amazing
Read from April 16 to 19, 2011

Steinbeck's Cannery Row is a brilliant little novel. It depicts the misadventures which occur on a single down-at-heel street during the depression as a group of bums try to throw a party for their friend, Doc.

The book is episodic and has a picaresque feel. It is full of vitality which is due in part to the energy of Steinbeck's prose which bears close comparison to the best work of Jack Kerouac and surely influenced him. This energy makes reading the novel an easy, buoyant experience; once you start it, you will race through.

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message 1: by C. (new) - rated it 4 stars

C. I read Cannery Row years ago. I love Doc. Are you enjoying it? I have a few books going. One is The Grapes of Wrath and another is Boy's Life by Robert McCammon.

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