This book is quite different from all the others I read by J. S. in style and in subject. It reveals his passion for old epics and especially for ancient English. It is the story of King Arthur and other knights of his time, and is the result of the research Steinbeck made through several books, and not only Malory’s. The letters in the Appendix are interesting in order to understand the process of writing the book. The only setback of the book would be that it is not finished, and was not edited or even corrected by Steinbeck, but, as with all good books, it is not the and that matters, but the way the story is told. And, in storytelling, John Steinbeck is one of the best.
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