[PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck


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  • Sweet Thursday
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 22 September 2017
  • 9780143039471

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck Dear Mack and the boys in Palace Flophouse I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the advice you gave the author in the prologue You were entirely right and helped him write a masterpiece After all who would know better than you how to describe the intricate balance of talk action and hooptedoodle and chapters and settings and characters th

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck Over the course of this year I have discovered an appreciation for American master story tellers I have noted in reviews that some of the books assigned to high school children may not be age appropriate and that one gets a deeper appreciation for some of these books by reading them through adult eyes It is in this regard that I have read Capote Hemingway and Steinbeck during this calendar year A month ago I found myself enjoyin

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    John Steinbeck ☆ 9 Review Free read Æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John Steinbeck [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck The War is over and life seems to go back to normal in Cannery Row Mack and the boys return to their feisty drinking at th

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    Read Sweet Thursday John Steinbeck ☆ 9 Review [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck I was in Monterey uite recently and even visited the Steinbeck house in Salinas so I thought it would be a damn good time to read another Steinbeck As per usual it was a really good read and as per usual I was right But then again it's alway

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    Read Sweet Thursday [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck A book that is a love story on three levels We have the love that Mack Hazel and the gang feel for Doc their friend and m

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck John Steinbeck ☆ 9 Review Read Sweet Thursday Published in 1954 John Steinbeck's seuel to Cannery Row arrived nine years after its predecessor and directly followed the monumental world building of East of Eden This might explain why Sweet Thursday is on much sober footing than Steinbeck's

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    Read Sweet Thursday [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck John Steinbeck ☆ 9 Review Since listening to an audiobook edition of Cannery Row earlier this year and falling in love with both the characters and Steinbeck's writing I've looked forward to reading this seuel It's set about ten years after the ev

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Sweet Thursday ✓ John Steinbeck The second time this book has caught me by surprise He's got a very I wanna say astute but it's something else He just keeps gettin' like GOTCHA me Steinbeck has a voice I can tune in to It's weird like how singing voices resonate whether I like the music or not styles of writing they either rattle your bones or it's not

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Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday Read & download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In Monterey on the California coast Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday which is one of those days that are just natura. Over the course of this year I have discovered an appreciation for American master story tellers I have noted in reviews that some of the books assigned to high school children may not be age appropriate and that one gets a deeper appreciation for some of these books by reading them through adult eyes It is in this regard that I have read Capote Hemingway and Steinbeck during this calendar year A month ago I found myself enjoying Steinbeck s Cannery Row only to discover in some comments to the review that he had written a seuel to this classic My interest piued I made it a point to read this seuel before the end of the year and once again Steinbeck did not disappointIt is after World War II Monterey and the entire state of California is still a sleepy place to call home although not as behind the times as it was during the interwar years The faces have changed along the row but the prime locales remain the same including Chong s Grocery the Bear Flag and Western Scientific Institution Yet Doc who had done early leg work toward establishing the Monterey Bay Auarium during the first book was one of the protagonists who fought in the World War II He came home a depressed changed man and it became the duty of Mack and his group of vagrant boys from the Flophouse to get the beloved Doc out of his funk Steinbeck has the entire book no matter whose story is being told narrated through Mack s eyes as he attempts to bring Cannery Row back to its prewar form and the once thought of auarium to fruitionMack had always been full of ideas and his chief idea here was to get Doc married He truly believed that a man as smart and noble as Doc needed a girl preferably a wife to get him out of his funk Almost immediately the entire Cannery Row gets behind Mack and his scheming because everyone loves Doc and do not want to see him fall to rot Enter the new proprietress of the Bear Flag Fauna who takes it upon herself to fix Doc up with her best girl Suzy Yet Suzy is no hooker and in her Steinbeck develops a character who is ahead of her time in that she desires independence and is hardened to the point of not needing a man to help her get ahead in life Not coincidentally Doc harbors similar thoughts in that his heart has always been with the ocean and its creatures and he has never needed a woman in his life Yet Mack is determined and Steinbeck takes this crazy idea of Mack s and develops over the course of the novelSteinbeck s story telling skills are impeccable Normally I am apprehensive to read seuels because I am already familiar with the characters and I feel that their story has for the most part already been told I actually found Sweet Thursday named for the day in which Mack hopes his dreams for Doc comes true to be better than Cannery Row In the first book Steinbeck takes his time introducing his readers to the time place and characters Even with his storytelling ability the flow to the novel felt choppy Yet in the second book he comes out and announces that his goal is to get Doc married off if it is the last thing he does As a result the novel moved faster than its predecessor and I found myself truly enjoying the story rooting for Doc and Suzy despite their shortcomings to see if they did indeed find a way to love in the endReading Steinbeck through adult eyes has allowed me to enjoy his writing in a mature light I hope to read of his novels in the coming year as he was truly gifted with superior storytelling skills I would have liked to see the Monterey Bay Auarium actually open during the course of this book but that is best left for one s imagination besides which it may not have existed during the course of Steinbeck s life Regardless the Nobel Prize is one of the United States unrivaled story tellers and I am happy to have rediscovered his work this year45 stars downgraded because I really was hoping to see the auarium open

Free read Æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John Steinbeck

Sweet Thursday Read & download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Lly bad Returning to the scene of Cannery Row the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey John Steinbeck once brings to life the deni. Sweet Thursday Cannery Row ReduxThe world is so full of a number of things I m sure we should all be as happy as kings Happy Thought from a Child s Garden of Verse Robert Louis SteversonIf you love the works of John Steinbeck as I do it does not matter whether the critics have labeled one of his novels among his major novels Even a minor Steinbeck is a joy to pick up and read Even re read Recently I reveled in Cannery Row Originally published in 1947 Steinbeck set the novel in the waning years of the Great Depression It was natural to jump into Sweet ThursdaySteinbeck s return to the Row was published in 1954 Although the setting is the same the community has gone through significant changes Time has jumped forward to the years following World War Two The Sardine canneries that flourished providing the main economic flow in Monterey have closed The fisheries have been over harvested during the war yearsFamiliar faces are absent Lee Chong has sold his store and sailed to the South Pacific Dora the madam of the Bear Flag has died in her sleep Gay one of the boys living at the Palace Flophouse and Grill was killed in the warNew faces have arrived on the Row in their places Lee sold his store to Joseph and Mary known as the Patron a con man and chiseler looking to exploit the growing immigrant population Flora Dora s older sister has taken over the Bear Flag with a new perspective on the trade to graduate her working girls into married women She records their graduation by posting a gold star to commemorate their happy events And there s Suzy a girl down on her luck who takes up residence at the Bear Flag though Flora doubts she s cut out for the working lifeOtherwise Steinbeck happily brings back the usual suspects to the pages of Sweet Thursday Doc remains the first citizen of the row the man to whom everyone goes for a consultation on any matter for which they need an answer However Doc has been to war He returns to find his lab inactive and uestioning his future whether he has anything left to contribute in the time left to him As usual he becomes involved in an esoteric scientific uestion the topic of apoplexy in octopi It will be the topic of a paper which he cannot seem to write And everyone notices that Doc just doesn t seem to be himselfOf course everyone on the Row wants to do something GOOD for Doc However Doc is caught in a spiral of despair Now discontent nibbled at him not painfully but constantly Where does discontent start You are warm enough but you shiver You are fed yet hunger gnaws you You have been loved but your yearning wanders in new fields And to prod all these there s time the bastard Time The end of life is now not so terribly far away you can see it the way you see the finish line when you come into the stretch and your mind says Have I worked enough Have I eaten enough Have I loved enough All of these of course are the foundation of man s greatest curse and perhaps his greatest glory What has my life meant so far and what can it mean in the time left to me And now we re coming to the wicked poisoned dart What have I contributed in the Great Ledger What am I worth And this isn t vanity or ambition Men seem to be born with a debt they can never pay no matter how hard they try It piles up ahead of them Man owes something to man If he ignores the debt it poisons him and if he tries to make payments the debt only increases and the uality of his gift is the measure of the man In his wanderings Doc encounters a mysterious hermit who tells Doc what his problem is It s the lack of love Well everyone on the Row has figured that out Flora and Mack and the boys all think Doc needs a woman Flora thinks Suzy is ready for a gold starAll the residents of the Row set out to throw Doc and Suzy together However the two just don t seem to fit Actually they fight like cats and dogs But they re looking for the same thingSays Doc Well I remember this girl I am not whole without her I am not alive without her When she was with me I was alive than I have ever been and not only when she was pleasant either Even when we were fighting I was whole Says Suzy Maybe what I want ain t anywhere in the world but I want it so I think there is such a thing I want a guy that s wide open I want him to be a real guy maybe even a tough guy but I want a window in him He can have his dukes up every other place but not with me And he got to need the hell out of me He got to be the kind of guy that if he aint got me he ain t got nothing And brother that guy s going to have something Steinbeck s return to the Row is a joyous ribald celebration of life It is a delight from start to finish Minor If you re a literary critic maybe so For the Steinbeck admirer it s an absolute must Read it

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Sweet Thursday Read & download Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Zens of a netherworld of laughter and tears from Fauna new headmistress of the local brothel to Hazel a bum whose mother must have wanted a daught. A good companion piece to CANNERY ROW I enjoyed this book