A Good Classic!
Always magic to return to a classic!
Once i found out this was originally a collection of independent short stories with the same characters and settings, the compiled version made a lot more sense.
Does Steinbeck give the reader much information about what goes on in Jody's mind? How does the limited information we have about Jody's improve the book. Does it keep the book from being overly philosophical? Does if force the reader to draw her or his own conclusions?