Title: To a God Unknown
Author: John Steinbeck
Page Count/Review Word Count: 184
This book was a little bit of a disappointment, even though it wasn’t necessarily bad. It’s just that it’s one of the more forgettable Steinbeck novels that I’ve read, with the stand-out factor being its focus on the theme of the rain and the way it brings life.
As with most Steinbeck, the dialogue was excellent and there were some stunning points in the narrative itself, but the story line itself was a bit slow for me. That’s because, like The Wayward Bus, it was more about the journey than the destination. Sometimes that works out for me, but I don’t think it did the job for me here.
I should also note that I’ve historically liked reading Steinbeck because of the way in which he’s able to take little slices of life and make them so interesting. I guess the problem here was that I wasn’t particularly interested in the slices of life that he was writing about. Eh.