East of Eden

East of Eden - John Steinbeck Wonderful book, I remember Steinbeck from high school, but i don't remember him like this, such a refreshing look at the essence of humanity, now that im done i feel like maybe i should've read the other ones first cause can they even compare to this one? My entire philosophy on life has been broadened, Steinbeck made me think about things that i'd never considered as important before, i hope everyone get around to this one before the middle of their life.