The rich characters will stay with me forever.
It's so authentic. I marvel at how Steinbeck is able to understand and introduce an entirely different era so that I feel like I lived it.
A perfect narration where you forget about the narrator and focus entirely on the story and the characters.
I laughed, cried and contemplated my own life, and my own ancestors, seeing them in a difference, more rich light. This book was invaluable to me.
This my be my favorite book of all time, but depending on my mood perhaps a close second to Grapes of Wrath.
One of the best books I've ever heard, and beautifully and poignantly read on Audible. Thank you for this selection.
This is one of my favorite books, and Richard Poe did an excellent job of narrating this story.
I like the truths emanating from the entire novel. I re-experienced this novel for the second time after 6 years, and was enthralled once more. Plus Timshel. I love how this book showcases the forces of good and evil and illustrates that it's not all one or the other necessarily.
This was the first, great!
I mean, Cathy/Cate...difficult to not have an extreme reaction to her.
A great lesson on being careful who you trust. The power of women when a man is smitten. Reasons why sometimes water is thicker than blood. Nothing in this life is ever just what it appears. The truth will always show it's color eventually.
The discussion around the word 'timshel' is the most important of any book I've ever read. I've reread this book 3 times and have now had it read to me through Audible. I'll reread it again I'm sure a few more times in my life.
Poe's performance reading is phenomenal.
As for the book itself, it feels as though there is some superfluity in the content. It feels like certain information could have been left out and the story would not have lost its weight. This, in my opinion, prevents the "good" and otherwise beautiful story from being "great".
John Steinbeck is, without question, my favorite author of all time. East of Eden is just another of his many eye opening stories that prods to the inner parts of your soul and makes you question not only who, but why you are.