Sweet Thursday

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A follow up to the Cannery Row, this book once again deals with the funny and relatable yet unique everyday life of the residents of the Row. Sweet Thursday in the coastal town is the day that comes after Lousy Wednesday – one which is generally the worst in the week.

Back in Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is the thing they call the day following Lousy Wednesday, which will be one of the times which are just inherently bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, the weedy lots and junk piles and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once again brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears out of Fauna, fresh headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mum has to have wanted a girl.

What makes this book stand out?

Being the honest yet curious stories of the common folk that unravel in a never-seen-before way with an intriguing set of events in an otherwise quaint town.

Read it for

To know what happens after the events of Cannery Row.

Don't read it for

If the delusional lives of the common folk do not make a good plot in your mind.

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