Sweet Thursday review × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF


  • Paperback
  • 249
  • Sweet Thursday
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 9780143039471

10 thoughts on “Sweet Thursday

  1. says:

    Dear Mack and the boys in Palace Flophouse I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the advice you gave the author in the prologue You were entirely right and helped him write a masterpiece After all who would know better than you how to describe the intricate balance of talk action and hooptedoodle and chapters and settings and characters that form the unforgettable microcosm of Cannery Row? Uninformed people might get

  2. says:

    Over the course of this year I have discovered an appreciation for American master story tellers I have noted in reviews that some of the books assigned to high school children may not be age appropriate and that one gets a deeper appreciation for some of these books by reading them through adult eyes It is in this regard that I have read Capote Hemingway and Steinbeck during this calendar year A month ago I found myself enjoying Steinbe

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    Sweet Thursday Cannery Row ReduxThe world is so full of a number of things I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings Happy Thought from a Child's Garden of Verse Robert Louis SteversonIf you love the works of John Stein

  5. says:

    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'

  6. says:

    A book that is a love story on three levels We have the love that Mack Hazel and the gang feel for Doc their friend and mentor They want to set him up with a home a girl and a microscope don't ask and almost but not uite get it rightWe have the

  7. says:

    Published in 1954 John Steinbeck's seuel to Cannery Row arrived nine years after its predecessor and directly followed the monumental world buil

  8. says:

    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 tha

  9. says:

    A good companion piece to CANNERY ROW I enjoyed this book

  10. says:

    The second time this book has caught me by surprise He's got a very I wanna say astute but it's something else He just keeps gettin' like GOTCHA me Steinbeck has a voice I can tune in to It's weird like how singing voices resonate whether I like the music or not styles of writing they either rattle your bones or it's nothing Just a story Words completely randomly and inelegantly strung together end rant a a a and here's

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Sweet Thursday

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 natural. Over the course of this year I have discovered an appreciation for American master story tellers I have noted in reviews that some of the books assigned to high school children may not be age appropriate and that one gets a deeper appreciation for some of these books by reading them through adult eyes It is in this regard that I have read Capote Hemingway and Steinbeck during this calendar year A month ago I found myself enjoying Steinbeck s Cannery Row only to discover in some comments to the review that he had written a seuel to this classic My interest piued I made it a point to read this seuel before the end of the year and once again Steinbeck did not disappointIt is after World War II Monterey and the entire state of California is still a sleepy place to call home although not as behind the times as it was during the interwar years The faces have changed along the row but the prime locales remain the same including Chong s Grocery the Bear Flag and Western Scientific Institution Yet Doc who had done early leg work toward establishing the Monterey Bay Auarium during the first book was one of the protagonists who fought in the World War II He came home a depressed changed man and it became the duty of Mack and his group of vagrant boys from the Flophouse to get the beloved Doc out of his funk Steinbeck has the entire book no matter whose story is being told narrated through Mack s eyes as he attempts to bring Cannery Row back to its prewar form and the once thought of auarium to fruitionMack had always been full of ideas and his chief idea here was to get Doc married He truly believed that a man as smart and noble as Doc needed a girl preferably a wife to get him out of his funk Almost immediately the entire Cannery Row gets behind Mack and his scheming because everyone loves Doc and do not want to see him fall to rot Enter the new proprietress of the Bear Flag Fauna who takes it upon herself to fix Doc up with her best girl Suzy Yet Suzy is no hooker and in her Steinbeck develops a character who is ahead of her time in that she desires independence and is hardened to the point of not needing a man to help her get ahead in life Not coincidentally Doc harbors similar thoughts in that his heart has always been with the ocean and its creatures and he has never needed a woman in his life Yet Mack is determined and Steinbeck takes this crazy idea of Mack s and develops over the course of the novelSteinbeck s story telling skills are impeccable Normally I am apprehensive to read seuels because I am already familiar with the characters and I feel that their story has for the most part already been told I actually found Sweet Thursday named for the day in which Mack hopes his dreams for Doc comes true to be better than Cannery Row In the first book Steinbeck takes his time introducing his readers to the time place and characters Even with his storytelling ability the flow to the novel felt choppy Yet in the second book he comes out and announces that his goal is to get Doc married off if it is the last thing he does As a result the novel moved faster than its predecessor and I found myself truly enjoying the story rooting for Doc and Suzy despite their shortcomings to see if they did indeed find a way to love in the endReading Steinbeck through adult eyes has allowed me to enjoy his writing in a mature light I hope to read of his novels in the coming year as he was truly gifted with superior storytelling skills I would have liked to see the Monterey Bay Auarium actually open during the course of this book but that is best left for one s imagination besides which it may not have existed during the course of Steinbeck s life Regardless the Nobel Prize is one of the United States unrivaled story tellers and I am happy to have rediscovered his work this year45 stars downgraded because I really was hoping to see the auarium open

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Ly 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 denize. A book that is a love story on three levels We have the love that Mack Hazel and the gang feel for Doc their friend and mentor They want to set him up with a home a girl and a microscope don t ask and almost but not uite get it rightWe have the slow burn love affair between Suzy and Doc From totally different backgrounds repelled and attracted in eual measure but always set to get together in the endMost of all we have the love that Steinbeck clearly has for Cannery Row and it s motley cast of characters They may be living on the wrong side of town have intermittent work prospects and have a relaxed attitude to morals and the law but their colourful and joyful lives are a treat to read Written with affection and wit this is a wonderful book worth a read Imagine Me of Cannery Row the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses Beyond Temptation of Monterey John Steinbeck Past Due Debt Collection once brings to life the denize. A book that is a love story Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt on three levels We have the love that Mack Hazel and the gang feel for Doc their friend and mentor They want to set him up with a home a girl and a microscope don t ask and almost but not uite get it rightWe have the slow burn love affair between Suzy and Doc From totally different backgrounds repelled and attracted in eual measure but always set to get together in the endMost The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of all we have the love that Steinbeck clearly has for Cannery Row and it s motley cast Where I’m Calling From of characters They may be living The Accidental Activist on the wrong side Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of town have intermittent work prospects and have a relaxed attitude to morals and the law but their colourful and joyful lives are a treat to read Written with affection and wit this is a wonderful book worth a read

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Ns 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 daughter.. 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


About the Author: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath published in and the novella Of Mice and Men published in In all he wrote twenty five books including sixteen novels six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for LiteratureSteinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley.