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on 29 August 2000
That says it all really. Order this book today. Then order a copy for a friend. It's a fantastic piece of work. Some say it lacks plot - and they're possibly right (heathens...!), but that doesn't detract from the fact that this a timeless, funny, warm and touching companion. Incidentally, when at school, my brother read it and then said, in all seriousness, "Yeah, it was good, but there were no Canaries..." Just thought I'd share that with you.
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on 28 September 1996
A profoundly uplifting novel about the life of people who
survived the Grapes of Wrath exile. Views on the true
basis of one's existence; love and compassion, seen through
the eyes of a detached and analytical observer who studies a
tightly knitted community perched on the shore of an
impossible Eden; just as he would have a tide pool.
Richly served with the help of abundant humour, tenderness
and sorrow.
As close as one can get to the meaning of life!
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on 6 November 2014
Not one of his best
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on 20 October 2014
A wonderful book!
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on 22 April 2013
Steinbeck is the best and this short book is, in my view, the best of the best, witty, dry and gentle humour makes you feel good about life. It is a book you will never forget.
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on 25 October 2013
The characters were believable and the atmosphere created was great. I have read other Steinbeck books which I found hard going but this was an easy read. Really enjoyed it.
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on 4 April 2013
Totally transports the reader to the late 1930's and the grit of survival through the depression. Peppered with humour and interesting characters - recommended read!
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on 6 June 1999
This book is a wonderful book. It shows a society that we would not look at and Steinbeck puts such a nice story behind his description. A rare litterary treasure
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on 31 August 2010
John Steinbeck traces a picture of a Monterey where people was poor but with good feelings.
A nice reading for everyone, a must for people going to California.
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on 29 November 2012
An excellent book and it only improves with each reading. The more one reads it the more one discovers in the descriptions ot tre places and characters.
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