Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

Sweet Thursday is the day after Lousy Wednesday and is also the title of this sequel to Cannery Row. Much has changed since World War II, and this novel tells the stories of the unique characters that are an interconnected part of the eccentric daily life on the Row. I would recommend this work only to those already familiar with Steinbeck and who have read Cannery Row (see the review on 6-19-09 by Kirsten Moore), although I do think the book can stand independently of its predecessor. At first, I did not care for this book as much as Steinbeck's other works (it does not come close to The Grapes of Wrath or Travels with Charley), but I eventually found myself laughing out loud in a few places and thought it to be an intriguing and amusing story overall.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3537.T3234 S9 1986
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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