They didn't have Cannery Row at the 2nd hand bookshop, so I took this one instead. I had a feeling that a number of these novellas by Steinbeck would be a good choice, but this one disappointed. Although it wasn't bad per se I just didn't feel compelled to go on. The book reads like a 'and then-and then-and then' narrative and gets boring after a while. The Grapes of wrath would still be a very good selection I think, but Tortilla Flat wasn't.
12 July 2009