East of Eden, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (3 ratings)

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'There is only one book to a man,' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his most ambitious novel.

Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.

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I had no idea what to expect. Frankly, I wasn't expecting a great deal, though I can't for the life of me explain why; perhaps that explains why I loved this book so much when I read it.Steinbeck's writing is breathlessly exciting, yet tempered and relaxed - it's impossible to describe. So much happens on these pages, so much is expressed, and so much detail is given incidental to the plot, that you expect each subject to be touched on only cursorily, but that isn't the case. This is a true American classic.

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This book is beautiful. It's so simply written and yet it explores the complexity of a million different issues with a deft hand. Yes, it is flawed - but it hardly matters when it offers the kind of reading experience that it does. I get the feeling your perspective has a lot to do with how you interpret the book, but that may be the best thing of all about it - no matter your perspective, I genuinely believe this book has something to offer to you.

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This book is beautiful. It's so simply written and yet it explores the complexity of a million different issues with a deft hand. Yes, it is flawed - but it hardly matters when it offers the kind of reading experience that it does. I get the feeling your perspective has a lot to do with how you interpret the book, but that may be the best thing of all about it - no matter your perspective, I genuinely believe this book has something to offer to you.

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