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Set in Salinas Valley in California, the novel is a brutal description of the fates of two families as they contend against each other in a rivalry which can only be described as evil. The Hamiltons and Trasks continue their rivalry over ensuing generations as they seem to be unable to escape from the path set by previous family members. It is the best John Steinbeck bestseller.
What makes this book stand out?
The unique description of love and the unflinching brutality of the narration make this book a must-read.
Read it for
In this novel, Steinbeck has created some of the most memorable characters in the history of Literature.
Don't read it for
Maybe it is best not to expect a completely happy ending, as the book continues the theme of brutality throughout.