Book report Cannery Row

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Book report Cannery Row

Author: John Steinbeck

Title: Cannery Row

Main EventsCannery Row is a novel about camraderie and contentment:Doc is kind to everyone, and never asks for anything in return. The wacky local characters, led by Mack, decided to do something to show Doc how much they appreciate him. They decide to throw him a party. It's Depression-era California and Mack is willing to lie, cheat and steal to put his party together... and poor Doc just wants to work.

SettingCannery Row takes place in the real world Ocean View Avenue on Monterey Bay in North Central California during the depression, as well as the nearby town of Seaside. Much of the story takes place in Doc Rickett's marine biology lab. Western Biological Laboratories, where thanks to the colorful local characters, he can never seem to get any work done. The novel became so important to the town they renamed Ocean View Avenue to Cannery Row!

CharactersDoc - a friendly marine biologist, but fiercely independentMack - a come-what-may denizen of Cannery Row determined to throw Doc a party no matter what; a ringleader to the colorful local charactersDoral Flood - Restaurant and brothel owner who suffers no fools and doesn't get caught up in Mack's crazy schemes. Has a high moral code and takes care of others.


Memorable Quotes

“Being at ease with himself put him at ease with the world.” “He can kill anything for need but he could not even hurt a feeling for pleasure.” “Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and turn it into wisdom. His mind had no horizon - and his sympathy had no warp."


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