Review: Steinbeck is one of those authors of which I want to read all of their novels. I've read East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, and his King Arthur stories before so I already knew a little of what I could expect. One thing that strikes me about Steinbeck is that most of the reviews about his novels use big words, suggesting that Steinbeck is a writer of Truth, Humanity, Love, etcetera. Funny thing is, which I only realized when reading The Grapes of Wrath is that he doesn't write big. Steinbeck is a writer of the small things. People providing a tent when their neighbour's loved-one is dying. Building a dam together instead of fleeing because one of the daughters is in labor and cannot travel. All these small situations are described beautifully, I really enjoy his writing style. The biggest surprise? I never thought this book would be a 'Road'-book!
Fun facts: I pledged to read 75 novels in 2014, this is the first I finished. I also want to read - over an undefined period of time - something by all Nobel Prize for Literature Winners. Steinbeck won the prize in 1962.