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To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

This is a brilliant novel. But in my opinion it is the mini-me to East of Eden (if you haven't read the latter, read it!).


Both are set in California in the first part of the last century, both are about a farming family, the sibling rivallries between hard headed very different brothers, the changing seasons of the Californian landscape detailed in full 3-d technicolour, and lastly they make you think about the glory of the planet in which we dwell. This is a very short novel which explores religion, paganism, Nature, and the strength and unstoppable striving power of human nature. Ace!
grunt

Re: To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

Dock wrote:
This is a brilliant novel. But in my opinion it is the mini-me to East of Eden (if you haven't read the latter, read it!).


Both are set in California in the first part of the last century, both are about a farming family, the sibling rivallries between hard headed very different brothers, the changing seasons of the Californian landscape detailed in full 3-d technicolour, and lastly they make you think about the glory of the planet in which we dwell. This is a very short novel which explores religion, paganism, Nature, and the strength and unstoppable striving power of human nature. Ace!


You don't half read a lot. Are you sure you're reading them properly?
Frazier Cranium

Re: To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

grunt wrote:
Dock wrote:
This is a brilliant novel. But in my opinion it is the mini-me to East of Eden (if you haven't read the latter, read it!).


Both are set in California in the first part of the last century, both are about a farming family, the sibling rivallries between hard headed very different brothers, the changing seasons of the Californian landscape detailed in full 3-d technicolour, and lastly they make you think about the glory of the planet in which we dwell. This is a very short novel which explores religion, paganism, Nature, and the strength and unstoppable striving power of human nature. Ace!


You don't half read a lot. Are you sure you're reading them properly?


Dock's a Back Page Man, it's patently obvious

Thanks for the review, I've read zilch by this Stainbeck bloke, East Of Eden is now on The List.
Dock

Re: To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

grunt wrote:
Dock wrote:
This is a brilliant novel. But in my opinion it is the mini-me to East of Eden (if you haven't read the latter, read it!).


Both are set in California in the first part of the last century, both are about a farming family, the sibling rivallries between hard headed very different brothers, the changing seasons of the Californian landscape detailed in full 3-d technicolour, and lastly they make you think about the glory of the planet in which we dwell. This is a very short novel which explores religion, paganism, Nature, and the strength and unstoppable striving power of human nature. Ace!


You don't half read a lot. Are you sure you're reading them properly?


Cheeky bastud!   Of course I am. I'm not that much of a quick reader really, but I do make time for reading. There is a difference. Some people enjoy going fishing, some people might go running etc. and I enjoy reading. Its just something I thouroughly enjoy. Everything about it. The plot, interesting era's in history, the different writing styles, Discovering a certain writer that you can really vibe off, and the sheer power of the written word etc. For me along with music, its still the most engrossing art form/media I enjoy. I also, as I have stated before on here, refuse to finish work and switch the gogglebox on for the night, watch some banal shit and then go to bed. Yes I enjoy telly, but I don't sit in front of it and watch just anything because I can't be arsed to get my, er, arse out of the chair. I need to watch something good. Reading stimulates my mind and gives me food for thought on all kinds of things that make up this strange existence of ours. Books are ace!
Dock

Re: To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck

Frazier Cranium wrote:
grunt wrote:
Dock wrote:
This is a brilliant novel. But in my opinion it is the mini-me to East of Eden (if you haven't read the latter, read it!).


Both are set in California in the first part of the last century, both are about a farming family, the sibling rivallries between hard headed very different brothers, the changing seasons of the Californian landscape detailed in full 3-d technicolour, and lastly they make you think about the glory of the planet in which we dwell. This is a very short novel which explores religion, paganism, Nature, and the strength and unstoppable striving power of human nature. Ace!


You don't half read a lot. Are you sure you're reading them properly?


Dock's a Back Page Man, it's patently obvious

Thanks for the review, I've read zilch by this Stainbeck bloke, East Of Eden is now on The List.


It's one of the very few books I would choose to re-read. A few reviews from T'Amazon Frazzle:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/East-Eden...TF8&qid=1312792052&sr=1-1

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