When John Steinbeck published Cannery Row in 1945 and its sequel Sweet Thursday 15 years later, he found humour and pathos in a cast of down and outs: homeless people, misfits, con men and prostitutes.
Don't get me wrong. How to Beg for Cigarettes , isn't crafted by a master like Steinbeck.
You might say it's a bit rough around the edges - but it does ring the same bells and it's a gem that would sparkle even more with some polish.
Won book on GoodReads, thanks. Just finished reading "HOW TO BEG FOR CIGARETTES" and I loved it!!!! From page one, I was laughing. I would go from laughing to almost crying then back to laughing. Very good book and very good telling of the 'real world' in a city. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to read this book.