[Novel] East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

East of EdenJohn Steinbeck’s prose is always so alive and, well, honest he could literally write about paint drying and I would still probably love his work. Who knew the life of farmers could be so riveting, and deep, and thought-provoking, and all other good things.

Positive: Negative:
Extremely evocative, pleasant, flowing prose The plot might feel a bit slow at parts?
Interesting, profound, likable characters
Interesting plot depicting the lives of multiple people in early 20th century USA
Profound story about the vices of life
Thought-provoking about the meaning of life, and the human animal in general
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