Book Notes: "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck

Cannery RowCannery Row by John Steinbeck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first Steinbeck novel. Brilliant. I am not sure whether to feel happy for the residents of Cannery Row, or sad to think that they might live in such a way for readers to find nobility in degradation. I tend to think this novel makes one sad to think that such stories could be noble, yet at the same time glad that despite the gloom, they can be. Steinbeck truly achieves the artist's role of making sense of a cruel world.

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