The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinback

The Grapes of Wrath is a passionate book, it’s Steinback accusing the society of wrongdoing and it leaves you with a deep sense of social injustice. Set in 1930’s, during the Great Depression- the story focusses on the Joad family. Focussing on just one family gives Steinback the opportunity to go in-depth into each family … Continue reading The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinback

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

The Spanish Civil War has inspired a whole body of work in art and literature. I am not much of an art historian, but I remember being awe struck standing in front of Picasso's Guernica in Madrid's Museo Reina Sofia. I had not known much about the civil war then but I had vaguely heard … Continue reading For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

The biblical stories of Adam & Eve and Cain & Abel have been reinterpreted multiple times in modern literature. East of Eden - first published in 1952 - is Nobel prize winning author John Steinbeck's attempt. At more than 600 pages, it is one of his longest books and in his own words - the … Continue reading East of Eden – John Steinbeck