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Steinbeck invented such wonderful characters and breathed life into them.
This book manages to be exceedingly funny (don't read it on an airplane--people will hate you), while at the same time holding together a wonderful story.
I've read this book around 30 times I think since I first found it in High School (30 years ago!)
I had read Steinbeck before. However, this book felt Twainy. Down-and-outers with big hearts, supposed small minds, and somehow with tricks up their sleeves that you don't always... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Russell S. Marshall
Beautifully written. Once more I understand why some authors are classic.Published 1 month ago by Gardener
John Steinbeck is the only great non-Southern American author of the twentieth century who is not Hemingway and he's a genius and anybody who doesn't love this book unreservedly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Lenti
The sequel to Cannery Row and a sweet, far more romantic book than Steinbeck’s others which also admits to the frustrations of writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carole
Sorry Steinbeck ... I really respect your work but Sweet Thursday was painful to read. Cannery Row was subtle, heartbreaking, joyous, skillful, and everything in between. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kelly
Steinbeck at his best. I suggest reading "Cannery Row" first as this work is it's sequel.Published 2 months ago by Benjamin Rumson
It's delightful. Over the years I have read it several times, like a special treat.Published 2 months ago by C.P.
This book is profoundly dependent on its predecessor, "Cannery Row"; it is not even a sequel, it is an integral but unenhancing part of Cannery Row. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thomas Tiller