In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Robert DeMott.
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Review: Sweet Thursday (Cannery Row #2)User Review - Bill Ward - Goodreads
It's probably been more than 30 years since I read Cannery Row so I had forgotten all the characters that feature in this sequel. While I admire the writing skill and descriptions I was frankly bored ... Read full review
Review: Sweet Thursday (Cannery Row #2)User Review - Jason - Goodreads
Blatant racism and misogyny aside, Steinbeck's sequel to the wonderful Cannery Row is a quick and entertaining read; a stark contrast to his more depressing moral parables of rural Americana. Doc and ... Read full review