Book :: Cannery Row

Cannery Row
By: John Steinbeck
Pages: 181
Published: 1945
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1962)
Rating: (7)


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Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood’s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a...

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Trappalapp Trappalapp

Kinda like an old version of trailer park boys.

Apr 1st, 2021

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Pleasant but not excellent.

Jun 20th, 2019

forline forline

Love Steinbeck...not my favorite. Read it on a trip to Monterey!

Jan 5th, 2018

D-Train D-Train

Another good (but not great) book from Steinbeck!

Jun 4th, 2016

sanayhs sanayhs

Sep 7th, 2015

red13x red13x

Not bad, a bit weird in places, but overall a pretty good book.

Oct 19th, 2014

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Jul 25th, 2014

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