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This review is from: Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Steinbeck is one of literatures greats. He breathes such life into his characters, especially here, that every page is a joy to behold. Cannery Row is a book you hate to finish as it is so beautifully written. Never before have a bunch of small town wastrels seemed so beguiling. You know you are in the midst of writing genius as you read it and you will be left with an enveloping feeling of sadness and warmth. This little book will stay with you forever and prompt you to indulge in some of Steinbeck's more challenging masterpieces as well as his equally enthralling novellas. Steinbeck, I salute you and cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful, almost poetic writings with the world.
Buy this, people. Read and re-read as I'd be surprised if you are disappointed.