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Book Review 2016Dec. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (1945) A short novelett, comprised of 32 nearly independent vingettes (125pgs). The book's title and opening paragraphs well express unifying tone: "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, “whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,” by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, “Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,” and he would have meant the same thing." Follow Doc and Mac&"the boys" as they evolve the party of all parties "... no one was invited... but everyone was going!" “Nothing rests you like a good party." "And it wouldn’t be no little mouse fart party neither." Lee Chong, and Henri the artist, Dora the madam, all her girls, Eddie the mechanic, the nightshift guards from Salinas police, the brawling crew off tuna boat 'San Pedro', and every other non-teatottler alive in Monterey. Let's not forget Captain and his pointer, Nola, who funded the bash in frog script in what will infamously be remembered as 'The Great Frog Chase of 1939'. It does not get funnier than this gut-splitting train-of ROFLMAO. How can the poem and the stink and the grating noise—the quality of light, the tone, the habit and the dream—be set down alive? Steinbeck's got the gift. If your soul is like caged rats or your life is so stifled that you can't feel any better than a frowning rattlesnake, then maybe have a 'lil snort and warmup by reading this totally hillarious up'n'down classic americanna. Cheers

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