0004 | Cannery Row – John Steinbeck


I actually downloaded a copy of this and listened to it over 4 hours. Beautifully read by Jerry Farmer in a great American drawl.

REVIEW:
The characters were magical and the descriptions superb. Just take a look at the opening line. Impressed? Well it just carries on that way getting better and better.Vividly brought to life, Steinbeck’s classic is a tale of community down in the dregs of the fuel tank of America. A captivating study of real life people.

OPENING LINE:
Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.

QUOTES:
he would listen to any kind of nonsense and change it for you to a kind of wisdom
he could kill anything for need but he could not even hurt a feeling for pleasure
a man with a beard was always a little bit suspect

LEXIS:
concupiscent: lustful, vigorously passionate

CLOSING LINE:
He wiped his eyes with the back of his hand and the white rats scampered and scrambled in their cages and behind the glass the rattlesnakes lay still and stared into space with their dusty frowning eyes.

RATING:
terrible > poor > mediocre > okay > good > very good > excellent > superb

FINISHED:
2007 – Jan

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