Happy Birthday John Steinbeck

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by getbent, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I think Grapes of Wrath is the best novel ever.
    As much as I love it, that's how much I dislike Tortilla Flat.
    I found Of Mice and Men more hopeful and less depressing.
     
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    Califiddler Friend of Leo's

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    I have read The Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl, Of Mice and Men and Cannery Row. Enjoyed them all. IIRC I bought Of Mice and Men and/or Cannery Row in the gift shop at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which of course has lots of Steinbeck stuff.
     
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    If you want all his work google Delphi classics. I got his complete works for like $8 funny money (Canadian) on my iPad.
    Wonderful writer!
     
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    Been meaning to read the Ricketts/Sea of Cortez book and really regret not stopping into his lab/club the last time we were in Monterey.
     
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    Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors.
    I read The Pearl in school,and that got me started with his works.
    I stayed up late last night watching Of Mice and Men last night.
     
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    This thread is making me homesick. I grew up in Salinas and my mother's side of the family goes back several generations on the Central Coast. My grandmother went to school with Steinbeck and, as a young man, I knew some of the real-life Trasks.

    Regarding the books, "Cup of Gold" should not be overlooked.
     
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    Steinbeck is enormous. I loved Cannery Row and The Grapes of Wrath. Then I read East of Eden. Wow. Enormous.
     
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