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Cannery Row Come on up to Cannery Row to the wildest party you ve ever dreamed of a party that took weeks to prepare that wrecked a house that made history on a street where parties were expected to be sensationa

  • Title: Cannery Row
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cannery Row By John Steinbeck, Come on up to Cannery Row to the wildest party you ve ever dreamed of a party that took weeks to prepare that wrecked a house that made history on a street where parties were expected to be sensational This is the story of the men and women who threw that tremendous shindig those fun filled, salty, amazing tramps and wenches who dwell in the shacks and shanties of maCome on up to Cannery Row to the wildest party you ve ever dreamed of a party that took weeks to prepare that wrecked a house that made history on a street where parties were expected to be sensational This is the story of the men and women who threw that tremendous shindig those fun filled, salty, amazing tramps and wenches who dwell in the shacks and shanties of magnificent Cannery Row America s great John Steinbeck has packed his novel full of gusto and passion.

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    1. Man, I love Steinbeck I love the simplicity of his characters and the humdrum feeling their lives evoke I love the indigence of his settings and the candidness with which these characters accept their conditions I love how quietly he frames his stories with comments on fatalism, while still revealing to us the potential for happiness that pushes at its surface, trying to elbow its way out At its core, the Steinbeck novel want us to figure out how to embrace the cards life has dealt us It knows t [...]

    2. One of my favorite childhood memories was my family vacation to California the year I turned nine On that trip one of our stops was the Monterey Bay Aquarium As a lover of all things marine biology I was captivated by the flora and fauna of the aquarium for an entire day Before there was an aquarium near Monterey s beach front, the city was home to a few block stretch of fish and fruit canneries so eloquently portrayed in Steinbeck s Cannery Row, the author s homage to depression era Monterey In [...]

    3. Why does Steinbeck s narrative voice entice me so, I ve been asking myself over the past few days In my second reading of this novella, which has become a favorite of mine, I realized that it s his unshakeable belief in mankind Steinbeck reinvents the concept of family and expands its boundaries with his blatant love for humanity Nobody is homeless in Cannery Row, not even imps or prostitutes, destitute painters or big hearted biologists, mentally impaired kids or immigrant shopkeepers Even mong [...]

    4. Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and turn it into wisdom His mind had no horizon and his sympathy had no warp He could talk to children, telling them very profound things so that they understood He lived in a world of wonders, of excitement He was concupiscent as a rabbit and gentle as hell Everyone who knew him was indebted to him And everyone who thought of him thought next, I really must do something nice for Doc Cannery Row Doc is one of those fictional characters that never leaves a [...]

    5. When it rains, and rains, and rains, I drink my morning coffee and think of sunny California Of Steinbeck, of course Not that the world is perfect in his imagination than in my reality Far from it But it is dusty and dry, and that seems like a welcome change sometimes His characters would of course drink their coffee, stare at the dust and hope for rain and mud Such is the world As there are countless wonderful real reviews of this classic already, but I feel I have to add my enthusiasm about s [...]

    6. I first read this many years ago Riddled with ADD, frozen by nervousness, and thrown off by wack ass hormones, I had trouble reading anything at the time, and this was no exception A parable of my formerly wasted time on earth, I read it and got nothing out of it Hell, I didn t even remember I had read it until I started it again 10 days ago.But oh did I appreciate it this go round Steinbeck got me to like the kind of people that, at first judgment, I would deem ignorant, annoying, or maybe even [...]

    7. how do i review cannery row like all the steinbeck i have read, except the dead pony, of which i remember very little except not being too keen on it, it is saturated with these wonderful marginalized characters who are desperate and hopeless and yearning but they are surviving and there is so much beauty in the squalor it reminds me in my feeling parts of suttree, which is one of my all time favorite books this book is full of such well meaning ineptitude and many very serious things couched in [...]

    8. I owe Mr Steinbeck an apology I am so shamed that I cannot even use the familiar John I have taken this beautiful story and mucked it up I read about Lee Chong during a middle school basketball game, I learned of Dora Flood while riding the shuttle bus to work I grew to love hate Mack during a cheerleading competition filthy with Rihanna songs I fell in love with Doc and Frankie and Darling while watching a traumatic brain injured patient freak out about his meds I am not worthy This series of s [...]

    9. John Steinbeck s Nostalgia Cannery RowIt won no Pulitzer Prize It does not figure into the reason John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature Yet, I love this book Cannery Row evokes a place that no longer exists, covering a period roughly that of the Great Depression in Monterey, California.Steinbeck drew on his friendship with Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist , as his central character Doc for his novel They had been friends since the early 1930s Ricketts taught Steinbeck marine biology R [...]

    10. Steinbeck wrote one book about the Arthurian legends However, he wrote a few books using the Arthurian legend model and Cannery Row is one of them Here we have a marvelously fun tale, almost a tall tale, about the bums, prostitutes and common folk living on the California coast south of the San Francisco bay area in and about Monterey and Carmel by the Sea during the Great Depression Mischievous scamps get up to no good and little comes of it All of this is inconsequential and yet intrinsic to h [...]

    11. Funny and wonderfully written Steinbeck captures the spiritedness of his characters so well And he describes the landscape beautifully I m glad I finally got around to reading this one

    12. It has always seemed strange to me, said Doc The things we admire in men kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding, and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system And those traits we detest sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism, and self interest are the traits of success And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second Cannery Row is a real place What John Steinbeck describes as a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quali [...]

    13. I m just really enjoying going back and reading the Steinbeck I missed, now that I realize what a beautiful writer he is I ended up reading this because I read Monterey Bay from the Tournament of Books longlist, where the author took Steinbeck s research, characters, place and time and wrote her own novel It made me want to read the original, which I wasn t even sure was a novel at first One of the characters is based on Ed Ricketts, who Steinbeck writes about taking a journey with in The Log fr [...]

    14. 20 pages in i immediately noticed the sherwood anderson influence and shot off an email to my friend xxx, urging him to read it on the flight to nyc his girlfriend of many years just left him and i figured cannery row might inspire his response was um deranged check it brian had a hell of a day almost got shot down on San Julien this afternoon Bullet smoke so close I could taste it Almost got arrested breaking up a Guatemalan knife fight, too got robbed 40, too But I bought some crack I m smokin [...]

    15. This Doc was collecting marine animals in the Great Tide Pool on the tip of the Peninsula It is a fabulous place when the tide is in, a wave churned basin, creamy with foam, whipped by the combers that roll in from the whistling buoy on the reef But when the tide goes out the little water world becomes quiet and lovely The sea is very clear and the bottom becomes fantastic with hurrying, fighting, feeding, breeding animals.And as if Manifest Destiny has pushed the dreamers of America West, West [...]

    16. This is the first Steinbeck that I ve attempted to read as an adult We had some brief flirtations during my teen years but never really hooked up I think it was probably a wise choice Now we ve found each other as adults and can really appreciate each other s complexities and I can tell that I ll likely be making sweet love to Johnny S for years to come.Cannery Row is a really brief read that features some of the most concise yet descriptive writing I ve ever come across Set in a small stretch o [...]

    17. This book was very different from what I thought it would be I envisioned mostly reading about the work in the canneries it s mentioned but not a focus and I thought it would be depressing until I read a friend s review, which is, sadly, no longer on this site Instead, it s a deceptively simple story in terms of language that evokes a range of emotions, humor and sadness all mixed up together, but it s never depressing.At first I was reminded of Winesburg, Ohio in that its focus is on one commun [...]

    18. Cannery Row was a pleasant little book based in Monterey, California, my absolute favorite spot in the United States The book has a single loose plot, focused on a group of central characters residing there, but several chapters divert to unrelated stories or sidenotes This is something that would typically irritate me and impact my rating of the book but Steinbeck did well with it in Cannery Row The loose plot focuses on the group of characters, who are all, in one way or another, trying to mak [...]

    19. This book finds me in my making It gives a color to it which isn t bright or striking, but pale, and subtle, and earthly It has something of the universe in it The concomitant pattern is so satisfactory to look at that it swells my heart and waters my eyes.Steinbeck is The Man.

    20. I think it s now safe to say that Steinbeck is my favorite American author of all times In Cannery Row he captures a moment in time in the most vivid colors and imprints it on the only unperishable and eternal medium paper They say that every place, be it a town or a city, however small or big, has a distinct aura A soul of some sort And it s the people that live there that give shape to this soul and define its quality To me Cannery Row, California was like the reflection of a part of me Readin [...]

    21. East of Eden is to Cannery Row as The Godfather is to Slacker This sketch book wrapped up as a novel was the perfect complement to John Steinbeck s multigenerational family epic and reminded me of a scrappy independent movie that takes place on a few blocks of a town off the beaten path No one character or relationship stands out It s the sense of place that pervades Set in the mid 1940s at roughly the same time the novel was published, Cannery Row defies a time stamp I got the impression that m [...]

    22. Steinbeck s prose is so pleasant and calming It has almost a tranquilizing effect I feel as if I can liken it to a harmonic and well played game of chess Things just flow very naturally from the start, you calculate everything correctly, everything clicks and works, and before you know it, it s over and if it is a good game, you look back at it and think, well, that was nice I get much of the same feelings reading Steinbeck, and especially in this work The complex interrelations between people a [...]

    23. A tale or tales of nothingness, that imparts an unintentional smile into your lips, and transports us into a sweet, soporific reflective mood The book has made an indelible impression in my mind as he, Steinbeck, had built a mansion of beauty and intelligence out of nothing, like a magician As Steinbeck says, the stories crawl in themselves as you open the book.

    24. My fourth time to read a John Steinbeck s book His The Grapes of Wrath 4 stars , read many of years ago, was an unforgettable experience It shocked me as it made me realized that Americans also had their shares of misfortunes Prior to that, I used to think that America was all about milk and honey Reading is really a worthwhile hobby It does not only entertain us but, importantly, it also informs us of the things that we thought do not have any relevance to us so we don t take any effort to kno [...]

    25. This wasn t just a character study of a person or persons, but a in depth look at an entire community And it was brilliant.I haven t read John Steinbeck since high school when I read Of Mice and Men I am sorely disappointed in myself for not reading his other novels sooner Cannery Row is dripping in wit and wisdom you ll be laughing one moment and then seriously pondering a certain passage the next Lighthearted and then gritty, warm and then dark, it s a portrait of a certain kind of post wild w [...]

    26. Without a doubt one of the best novels I ve ever read, plot is almost no existent, the enjoyment of wonderful characters, weaving through each others lives I liked it even then Of Mice and Men which I also loved I m going to read a lot Steinbeck this year.

    27. One of Steinbeck s best, but too short Again Steinbeck draws a picture of a time and place that will remain a vivid portrait This time it is a derelict area in Monterey, California Probably the 1920s, although it is not said There are T Fords, it is on this I am guessing Steinbeck was from Salinas, California, so he is writing about what he knows best a cannery, the sea, its smells pungent, acrid and salt, the octopi and starfish and rattlesnakes and the rats, the sound of the surf, the feel of [...]

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