Joe Bliven

Tortilla Flat
By John Steinbeck


February 17th, 2021

Tortilla Flat takes itself less seriously than other works by Steinbeck. It was charming and witty. Although it wasn't trying to convey a deep message it was very loving and empathetic towards its wide cast of lower class characters. I laughed out loud several times listening to this audiobook. It gets a bit meandering at times and often starts to lose my interest but overall I couldn't wait to find out what happens next to our knights of the round table.

The narrator of this audiobook did a wonderful job, he really understood the attitude with which so many of the tongue in cheek parts should be read.