My favorite place in a book is Cannery Row. It is a meaningful place because it is the setting of my favorite book. I have never been to this place and my knowledge of it comes mainly from a work of fiction. In reality Cannery Row is a real part of Monterey California that borders the Pacific Ocean. It is a real plac3e and many of the buildings that Steinbeck writes about really exist. My affection for this place and the reason it is meaningful to me are based on the book and not on reality. The place has a spirit of industry and poverty. The community is centered around a big fish cannery, although the book doesn’t have much to do with it directly.The main setting is the area around the cannery which consists of junkyards, abandoned buildings, small unexceptional businesses, and various types of houses. I t is not a place people would typically want to live, or visit, or have anything to do with. The book is about the people that do live there. This place has spirit of realism but not pessimism. You get the sense that it is not a good place, but its really not that bad.
Here are maps of Steinbecks Cannery Row and the real place.
Here's a street in Cannery Row that is typical of the place.