[Quick Summary: A poor Oklahoma family loses their farm during the Depression and treks to California in hope of finding work.]
I don't know much about Steinbeck.
Heck, I'm far from a literary genius, so I'll be honest: I just didn't care for this script.
However, I did admire the details that make you feel the Depression up close & personal. You begin to worry about your empty belly. You'd get upset too if you couldn't feed your family on 2 1/2 cents an hour.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: Too many details can create a wall between you & the reader.
The right ones can win over a skeptic.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
by Nunnally Johnson