“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security....
A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.
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In this book Steinbeck confronts some unjust things in life and shoes the true primal force of man.
This book is kinda boring. It's more like a folk tale, it has a great example of what wealth can do to a person.
This is a good book!
I chose this book to read for summer reading and l did not regret it this book was very good except for the end but other than that l think people should read this book it’s very interesting.