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The Grapes of Wrath (book)

332 Ratings: 3.1
Classic novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck
29 reviews about The Grapes of Wrath (book)
review by . June 17, 2010
Steinbeck knows how to speak to the soul. Throughout the pages of his book, truth after truth will resonate to the reader. It's like Steinbeck takes things that we all feel to be true but maybe have never consciously thought about and tells a story about them. Our society tends to have an unwritten belief that the harder we work the more success will come to us. Those who haven't achieved or those in poverty have just not worked hard enough yet. Steinbeck tells a story about a family who …
review by . July 01, 2010
Without a doubt John Steinbeck's best work is The Grapes of Wrath and Steinbeck is a man who has written a lot of good books. The story takes place in typical Steinbeck setting: Great Depression era American and tells the tale of a family from Oklahoma, known as the derogatory 'Oakies', as they move out to the western coast after work dries up in Oklahoma and news spreads to them of a better life elsewhere.      The main focus of the story is the trials and tribulations …
review by . June 17, 2010
Slight-Spoiler Alert: But don't worry, it doesn't ruin the book :)      The Grapes of Wrath is, simply put, an American classic with a powerful message that resonates generation after generation. Set during the Dust Bowl, the novel tells the story of a family from Oklahoma and their journey to California, the promise land. On a superficial level, all characters are endearing icons of perseverance in the face of tribulation. Nonetheless, this book is acclaimed for its …
Quick Tip by . September 04, 2010
I first read this in high school. It blew me away then. It's Steinbeck's best.
Quick Tip by . August 26, 2010
This book is an epic, page-turner by a master of American Literature.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
American classic. Gritty tragedy. Watch the movie second to make sense of it.
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
An amazing look at the dust bowl and just another testament to Steinbeck's impeccable ability to fully realize an era.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
If you have aspirations about being a great writer, you should read this book as it conveys all the elements of a superior novel.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
Steinbeck is an amazing writer. Chosen as a subject of American Literature, he reveals the side of America that no one wanted to see. The dirty, hard, unforgiving side that is a reality for many.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I couldn't really get in to this story. not sure why it's such an American classic
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Would've preferred one perspective throughout, but thoroughly enjoyed the book!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
A classic American tragedy. It makes you appreciate life and what you have. Everyone should read it!
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
hey! now this is what's up
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
A great read. Reminds me of the current state of the economy.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Meanders a bit but a good read.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
I agree, classic written about the past but family/economy/life messages that any generation can relate to.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
So happy when someone finally explained the ending to me.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
This is a slow moving book, but it really made me think
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
I liked The Pearl and Of Mice & Men, but The Grapes of Wrath was too hard for me to get into. I would consider reading it again though, on my own time rather than for a school assignment.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Loved it! hardcore stuff we can't imagine.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
This book took me into the Great Depression like no book since. The family's journey was rendered perfectly. This book is a classic. It has stayed with me ever since.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
way too depressing
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
The end is so heart-wrenching.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
some gruesome portrayals
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Very, very dry and dull.
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