The Classics Club Spin Result

Classics Club

The spin number in The Classics Club Spin was announced today. It’s number …


which for me is Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck. The rules of the Spin are that this is the book for me to read by May 31, 2019.

Sweet Thursday

I added this book to my Classics Club list after reading Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, a book I loved. I’m hoping it will be just as good,

Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

In Monterey, on the California Coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday – one of those days that’s just bad from the start. But Sweet Thursday is sunny and clear, a day when anything can happen. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, Steinbeck brilliantly creates its bawdy, high-spirited world of bums, drunks and hookers, telling the story of what happened to everyone after the war. There are colourful characters old and new, all united by love, laughter and tears: Fauna, the latest madam at the Bear Flag brothel, Doc, still there for everyone else but feeling strangely sad himself, and Suzy, the new hustler in town who might just be the girl to save him.

Did you take part in the Classics Spin? What will you be reading?

5 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin Result

  1. I hope you’ll enjoy this one, Margaret. I have to say, not all of Steinbeck’s work appeals to me. But he was so very talented, with some really memorable characters. I look forward to reading our thoughts on this when you get to it.


  2. I loved Cannery Row – after I read it I tracked down an audio version and it was wonderful. Those scenes where they go hunting for frogs were magnificent


  3. I loved Cannery Row too but I’ve not heard of Sweet Thursday until now. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on it, Margaret.


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