I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
I love Steinbeck and this has, for many years, been my favorite and was not available on Audible until recently. This early Steinbeck has exceptional writing and numerous elements appearing in his later works, in a pure, condensed, and powerful form. This novel has potent mystical imagery which might not sit well with some religious folks. Perhaps that is why this novel does not get the attention I think it deserves. The excellently narration complements the intensely beautiful and terrible writing. Like the Grapes of Wrath, this is an intense read without a lot of fun but with a thoughtful concentrated unflinching examination of life and death.
These short stories are lightly couple by their connection to a beautiful valley in Monterey California. I was entranced, moved and entertained by these wonderful short stories. I love short stories and love Steinbeck so perhaps this combination was destined to please me greatly. These stories merge the ordinary with the magical, the commonplace with the extraordinary, and the straightforward with the intricate These are among the best short stories available on Audible.
Wonderful. A wonderful reading of a wonderful book by an exceptional writer with some of the most pleasant characters in all of fiction. Vibrant, humorous, subtly deep, pleasantly light. Sweet. Read Cannery Row first.
Mark Twain is insightful and funny and no matter how much time passes his work will still be relevant. He just gets people, and he knows how to take everyday stories and bring out the humor in them. I loved it!