Review by aliceforest
March, 10 2013
Pros: Magnificent language, belles lettres style, and a very interesting plot.
Cons: Misogyny, overtly conservative values.
Review by ruthieq
August, 17 2011
Pros: Great story, engaging characters, sprawling in the best sense of the word.
Cons: Pedantic, unsubtle.
Review by hwhitcomb26
March, 19 2007
Pros: This is not just fluffy reading. It is deep and thought provoking.
Cons: The book is not easy to get into. The beginning is very slow.
Review by sandimck
August, 06 2004
Pros: Well written multi-generational epic novel. A classic you don't want to miss.
Cons: Dare I say a tad too long? But, who am I to criticize John Steinbeck!
Review by jankp
May, 20 2004
Pros: pretty, detailed description sets scenes; airplane and automobile scenes; social commentary
Cons: characters; story; biblical framework and preachiness
Review by kevvydb
December, 30 2003
Pros: great characters, strong storytelling.
Review by notorious_ang
December, 01 2003
Pros: A moving novel, 55 chapter masterpiece
Cons: Oprah had to approve it for people to go out and purchase it!
Review by Economist33
October, 05 2003
Pros: great analogy to Genesis
Cons: first chapter is a bore!
Review by ed_grover
February, 26 2002
Pros: Steinbeck's carefully planned reflection on national and personal identity.
Review by OnFire34
May, 25 2001
Pros: Strong Theme, Great Details, We can learn a lot from this book =^)
Cons: Certain areas of the book drag a bit and don't really go anywhere.
Review by write4us
October, 02 2000
Pros: well written, great characters
Review by Guildencrantz
July, 28 2000
Pros: Wonderfully crafted by an amazing painter of words and craftsman of plot and symbolism.
Cons: The plot seems to stretch thin in places and the novel is quite long, but these are truly minor complaints that have little baring on my love of this novel.
Review by MelissaF
January, 22 2000
Pros: Fascinating & hard to put down
Review by queena25
January, 20 2000
Pros: demonstrates the authors good writing skills
Cons: is a long book which gets more exciting and involved as it goes on