John Steinbeck published this short book in 1942
I had read a healthy handful of Steinbeck before I found this one, and the simple, writing of The Moon is Down blew my socks off.
Who would have known that an absence of details and description could be so powerful.
The reader has to decide for themselves where the story might be taking place, and the vagueness and the feeling of oppression seep through the pages and really get you.
This book is better than lobster. Good job Johnny Boy!