Concur with Cannery Row but I've always had a soft spot for Tortilla Flat and The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Steinbeck provided me much pleasure and much
I've heard "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline was an excellent read. It's currently on my to-read list so I can't say with certainty.
No. Why would it?
Sometimes you don't need a 100,000 words to hit the nail on the head!
I bought Stories of Your Life and Others last
But do you think this only applies to short story writing?