Monday, December 21, 2015

The Pearl - John Steinbeck

Do you ever start to have a literary crush on an author whose writing you admire? I think I am getting just such a crush on John Steinbeck. This novella was a powerful parable about a core aspect of humanity - wanting more than what you have. This can be a good thing, if it motivates you to do better, or to improve your life; but all too often it just means greed for the sake of greed. There is not a lot I can say without divulging spoilers, but I did find this book to be masterful. Recommended.

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