Book Review: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
My Rating: ****
Book Review: Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
After finishing Cannery Row, I quickly found out a sequel had been written...Sweet Thursday. Again, Steinbeck follows the quirky characters of Monterrey, but he also introduces us to Fauna, the new headmistress of the local brothel, and to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. Additionally, a love interest for Doc's been written in; however, she's not exactly the kind of girl you'd take home to meet your parents, but you can't help but love her. Sure, I've read some reviews that say Sweet Thursday isn't as good as its prequel, but I completely disagree. I absolutely loved it. Maybe it's the time period (following WWII), or maybe it's the romance. But, I think it all works together and creates an absolutely wonderful read.
My Rating: *****