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John Steinbeck – The Pearl and Burning Bright | Review

Title: The Pearl and Burning Bright

Author: John Steinbeck

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 160

Rating: 3.75/5

This isn’t the best Steinbeck that I’ve read, but then it’s up against Of Mice and Men and a couple of his short stories, so that’s hardly surprising. That doesn’t make it any less of a worthwhile read though, and I’m happy to have been able to add this one to my list of completed books.

The Pearl reminded me of The Old Man and the Sea, although that’s not necessarily a good thing because I didn’t particularly like that. Luckily, I thought that The Pearl was a lot better, mainly because it looked at the gritty subject of the way that people take advantage of people as opposed to having a more philosophical bent.

Burning Bright was great too, but I have a self-imposed word count to stick to, so I’ll leave you hanging. Sorry.

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John Steinbeck – The Vigilante | Review

Title: The Vigilante

Author: John Steinbeck

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 58

Rating: 4.5*/5


John Steinbeck - The Vigilante

John Steinbeck – The Vigilante


This mini collection of three of Steinbeck’s short stories is fantastic and a fine way to get to know his work. The title story, The Vigilante, was the best, but it was also bleak. That’s why I liked it.


John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck


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