Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: East of Eden

East of Eden East of Eden by John Steinbeck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A remarkable epic, which like Cannery Row and a few others, sticks to a rather self-conscious tug of war between good and evil. Sometimes savage and sometimes sheepheaded, Steinbeck sets the stage for a saga worthy of a summer read. Although the props on this stage get a tad tiresome and predictable, there is not a poorly constructed image to be found in any collection of words on any page. As in Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row, his politics are barely veiled and that irritated me off and on. My greatest take-aways from East of Eden: ng-ka-py and Timshel ! I am very glad I have finally read this gem of a book.

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