“Cannery Row is a fragrant story about relationships between neighbors in a small town. Each one of them is important to the story, and with time to begin to realize how they're all connected. It also gives some perspective on people of certain professions, that are no worse if not better than so called regular/normal people. It was very touching to see bums through a party for Doc. Even though it wasn't such a success the thought is what counts, right?
I shouldn't have waited so long to write a review as I tend to forget what it was all about, but I remember one thing, that is was a really interesting story to read.”
“The only book I would seriously consider adapting into a film. One of the reasons I love being a literature major.”Jon Vorpe wrote this review Monday, June 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing, like everything I've read by Steinbeck. He has a way of making every little seemingly insignificant character, event, wave, animal, breeze, roof shingle, and blade of grass come alive with so much depth. If you give this book the attention it deserves, you will be touched. No doubt about it. Steinbeck may be the best story teller in the history of American authors.”JayGray wrote this review Monday, June 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A) Cannery row took place in California but to be specific the book occurred in Monterey. The book was mostly about a group of uneducated boys who wanted to make a party for Doc. Doc was a very nice old person who help the boys. The book’s tone help identified the setting as a nice and calm city. In addition, it is being described as a neighborhood of parties and nightclubs.
B) Mack was the main character who was described as an adventure person with great qualities, such as; he was a nice and great person to be with as a friend. Even though, sometimes he is immature by making silly mistakes. Overall, he was a great leader for his boys.
C) The Doc changed the course of the story because he was like dad to Mack and to the boys. In addition, he helped them to change. For example, without Doc’s help Mack and the boys would be troublemaker in the community and waist there life in alcohol or other things. Doc as well as Mock became an important character in the novel. Therefore, Mock and the boys decided to give a surprise party to Doc as appreciate for all the things he has done for them.
D) Cannery Row was written by John Steinbeck and published in 1945. The book talks about how Mack and the boys tried organized a second surprise part for Doc. After failing at the first surprise, party due that Doc never shows up because he was out of town. However, this time the boys ask for help in organizing another surprise and making sure this time Doc shows up and celebrate with them. Furthermore, as appreciation to Doc, the boys clean his house, are nice to him, and treat him as his dad. This book is an interesting and fun book to read. I encourage you to read this book because it would help you understand how people lived in Monterey Bay area back in the mid 20th century.
“Funny. Sad. Tragic. Inspiring. ”Call Me Ishmael wrote this review Wednesday, May 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it.”A. Burdeshaw wrote this review Saturday, April 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another great Steinbeck novel. This is not a sweeping epic like East of Eden or a masterpiece such as G.O. Wrath, but it's a fun story - and as always; beautifully written.”David wrote this review Saturday, April 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cannery Row is a tale of the life on a simple boulevard revolving around a gangly group trying to make the doctor at the research faclity happy by throwing him a party. While a Steinbeck classic I found the tale slightly boring.”Nikolai Chekov wrote this review Wednesday, March 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the reasons I like Steinbeck so much lies in his ability to present characters that I know, see, and hear. They are salty and sweaty but never treacly. Doc is my favorite portrayal here.
I believe it is time for me to re-read it--it is that good.”
“Cannery Row is a book that catches the actions and feeling of Cannery Row in Monterey , California . The main character Mack is very interesting and intruiging character . This story shows the life of fishers and their struggles . This book lacks a story plot and is a dissapointing book .”Alexandra wrote this review Thursday, March 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No