Steinbeck's words are best experienced with your eyes closed. His words brush the canvas of your mind like no other. It is hard to read print with your eyes closed.
I liked the way that each short story loosely linked with the others and their characters. The exact timeline of each story was left for the reader to determine. The conclusion of each chapter left me hungry for the next.
He is so relaxed in his delivery that I accidentally dozed off a few times and had to find my place again after I awoke.
Having spent several years working and living in and around the Salinas Valley, I am somewhat familiar with the terrain and surroundings. However, the Pastures of Heaven was a fictional oasis within this already beautiful countryside depicted only as John Steinbeck could do.
I am now 4 or 5 books short from completing all of Steinbeck's works. Pasture's of Heaven was my favorite. I think he could write a book about watching paint dry and he would find the words to make it interesting.
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