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The Pearl by John Steinbeck
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Oct 17, 2011

it was ok

In a fairly dull manner Steinbeck illustrates the story of a Mexican family who happen upon a valuable pearl. Juana, Kino and their son Coyotito find themselves drawn into a spiral of death, violence, and lies spawned by greed for the Pearl. Kino tries to use it to raise his family out of the cycle of poverty in his village but things go awry. A doctor poisoned Coyotito in hopes of being rewarded for "curing him", numerous people try to steal the pearl, and worse is yet to come. I thought the book was boring because their wasn't to much action in the book. Steinbeck spent his time describing in vivid terms the uninteresting mundane events in the book.If I was to suggest this book to anybody it would be people who like to find literary anomalies and don't care much about action.

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