Cannery Row (1945)

The third Steinbeck work I’ve read in consecution just might be my favorite thus far. While similar to Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row dispenses with the extra style and goes straight for substance. The deep reverie, light hearted humor, and interactions seem greater in meaning. There’s a balance between the human world and natural that strikes me as profound yet confusing. I might just read it again, immediately.

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2 responses to “Cannery Row (1945)

  1. pml

    Haha just finished this book last week. Loved it too. The characters are great. He really nails the mundane craziness of everyday life.

  2. This is my favorite Steinbeck.

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