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Cannery Row


John Steinbeck's paean to the Monterey County of his youth, "Cannery Row" contains an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw in "Penguin Modern Classics". ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

Life - It Is What It Is

by RandyEhrler on Jul 12, 2012

John Steinbeck is awesome! This is one of the funniest and most heart-warming books I have ever read. The cast of characters is composed of the unseemly individuals most of us never spend a moment?s time with in our entire lives ? outside of possibly spooning them some soup while volunteering at a ... More

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The Sweet Scent of Low Tide

by Carl S on Sep 29, 2011

Although John Steinbeck wrote many great works of American literature Cannery Row is my favourite by far. This short tale of the inhabitants of a stretch of industrial property on the coast of California is a rich little comic gem that Steinbeck lifts briefly into the Summer sun so that we might ... More


Steinbeck's best

by krishna on Jul 9, 2007

This book's concise narrative is what makes it so wonderful. Cannery Row just roles out before the reader like a an old wonderful rug. Every page is like taking a step down a gentle slope and yet somehow Steinbeck builds in so many elements of real human drama. The characters feel more real than most ... More

by bpc1644 on Apr 3, 2007

Another Steinbeck classic. One of the top three for those interested in Steinbeck's writing. The story follows the rag tag group of hobos whose lives seem to be full of good intentions and not-so-great outcomes. A great tale of humanity, More

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