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Summary Sweet Thursday Sweet Thursday Free download ´ 105 characters ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ John Steinbeck 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. 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 always a good time to read SteinbeckHaving said that I do worry every time I read one of his books because all the character s always die and it will always be sad The amount of hyperbole in that previous sentence is nothing to the level of my forgetfulness when it comes to Steinbeck s solid sense of humor For like Cannery Row Sweet Thursday is actually a comedyThat makes sense since Sweet Thursday is a seuel to Cannery Row Most all of the old characters are back and their aims are almost exactly the same Poor old Doc is set upon once again by Mac and the boys in their attempts do something nice for their beloved friend Of course they have their own happiness in mind and their ways and means aren t conducive to well laid plans so yes things fall apart That s the whole point I could see someone docking the book for being a repeat and coasting on the coattails of a successful predecessor but that someone is a douche Shut up sit back and enjoy the fact that a major novelist gave you of a good thing

Summary Sweet Thursday

Summary Sweet Thursday Sweet Thursday Free download ´ 105 characters ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ John Steinbeck 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. 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 the Palace Flophouse and Fauna and the girls recover their usual business at the Bear Flag Companionship and good cheer camaraderie and the right dose of picaresue reign over the marginalized neighborhood in Monterey and the familiar pulse of tragicomedy takes hold of the comforted readerThere is only a discordant note in Steinbeck s symphony that dulls the otherwise colorful picture old Doc has come back home from the front a changed man his boundless love for the sea its marine creatures and even the appeasing voices of Gregorian chants have lost their allure Doc has run out of the selfless love that kept all the community tied up together and an impending sense of dread has darkened the mood of the whole neighborhoodTrying to reconnect with his former self and screaming out in stifling loneliness Doc reopens his laboratory and embarks on a new project to study the behavioral pattern of octopuses in situations of stress yes Steinbeck s humor shines with gusto thinking that hard work will raise his spirits while ignoring the inner voice that nags mercilessly at him about what is missing in his life Luckily for Doc Mack and Fauna know exactly what he needs to be a complete man again and an improbable seuence of events will entertain and warm the heart of any reader who was missing the gang of crooks vagrants prostitutes and drunks that live in peaceful fellowship in Cannery RowOnce Steinbeck s prose is a delight to read With loads of self effacing and good natured humor he uses comedy and rich vocabulary salted with fine irony and a pinch of surrealism to create characters that will beat the odds and prevail over the grim circumstances that have been imposed on themForty chapters with titles sporadic poetry and plenty of philosophy fill the pages of this endearing tale of love and friendship Time takes the best of us and new yearnings plague even the most lone wolves when the moment is right The sea is lonely without its fish Doc s solitude is the birth of a metamorphosis that will bring some anguish and self doubt but also the only chance that his dreams and wishes will materialize and make him whole If you had such an opportunity would you let it pass by without risking everything you have to get itI thought so and so did Steinbeck

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Summary Sweet Thursday Sweet Thursday Free download ´ 105 characters ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ John Steinbeck 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. 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 events of Cannery Row Doc has returned from army service to his work at the Western Biological Laboratory and finds himself unsatisfied and depressed This makes the other denizens of Cannery Row decide that Doc needs a wife and that Suzy a new girl at the Bear Flag Restaurant is the wife for him Unlike Cannery Row which is essentially a series of linked vignettes Sweet Thursday has a traditional structure In many ways it resembles a 1950s romantic comedy think Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn in which boy meets girl boy loses girl boy gets girl In the process of finding true love both Doc and Suzy have to learn a lot about themselves and about each other Getting Doc and Suzy together reuires effort from Doc s friends including Mack and the boys at the Palace Flophouse and in particular the dimwitted but sweet Hazel Dora and the girls at the Bear Flag Restaurant and the new owner of Lee Chong s Grocery who revels in the name of Jesus and MaryI loved reading this novel The characters are well drawn and the narrative contains both humour and wisdom about the human condition I love Steinbeck s use of language there s something about the directness of his prose its accessibility and its beauty which really speaks to me This is not a high brow work It may not be up there with The Grapes of Wrath in terms of literary merit but for anyone who has read and loved Cannery Row it s a real treat I will definitely be reading it again Spending time with Doc and those who love him is a joy Not that I visualise Tracey and Hepburn in the roles of Doc and Suzy but the sparring and the repartee which characterised their on screen relationship would be just right for this pair