A parable of commitment, loneliness, hope and loss, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a powerful and moving portrayal of two men striving to understand their own unique place in the world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other - and a dream. A dream that one day they will have some land of their own.Eventually they find work on a ranch, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of ...
A parable of commitment, loneliness, hope and loss, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a powerful and moving portrayal of two men striving to understand their own unique place in the world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other - and a dream. A dream that one day they will have some land of their own.Eventually they find work on a ranch, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength.Tackling universal themes, friendship and a shared vision, and giving a voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck's most popular work.'A thriller, a gripping tale that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick' The New York Times Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His works include The Grapes of Wrath, The Forgotten Village, Cannery Row and The Pearl. His complete works are published by Penguin.
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Can't go wrong with Steinbeck. Great story. Strong characters. Amazing ending.
May 31, 2012
John Steinbeck's Great Stories
Mr. Steinbeck was a great story teller. It was almost as if you were there. Since I grew up in the Salinas Valley it was almost personal. Great interaction between the characters.
Nov 18, 2011
Ist Steinbeck I have read
I was interested in the title- a well known quote from Robert Burns "the best- laid plans o' mice an' men gang aft agley". The style of the book is also from another era and interesting from a historical viewpoint.I can understand why it has been a studied text for English Literature. Descriptions are first class.
Have now moved on to another book by this author "Cannery Row".
Now in my retirement years I am discovering a whole new world from my armchair.
Nov 19, 2008
This book was assigned for me my freshman year in high school and I didn't think I would even like it, but I was terribly wrong. I really enjoyed the adventure of these two men and I grew very fond of Lenny. It was surprising and sad all at the same time. Very great book.
Oct 23, 2008
John Steinbeck turned the search for the American dream and turned it into a nightmare. George and Lenny are two drifting farm hands looking to find work to earn enough money to buy a small farm of their own. Its the only dream they share to find a place to call home. The problem is Lenny is big ,strong and slow. He doesn't know his own strength or realize there will be consequences for his actions. George can keep him safe for only so long. What George hoped to be their last job for someone else turns out to be their last job ever. Written in language of the common man of the time, Steinbeck does an excellent of capturing George's desperation and Lenny's fear. A moving story that has been always one of my favorites.
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