2015/05/16

Book Review:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Title: Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Published: 1937
Language: English
Pages: 106
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
George and Lennie are two drifters, looking for work. Together, they have a simple dream: to get a piece of land and live there, peacefully.

Eventually, they find work at a farm, and seem one step closer to their dream. But their hopes are doomed when simple-minded Lennie falls victim to his own strength.


Review:
I've never read anything set during The Great Depression, so I was really excited to read this. I was not disappointed. I felt like the book gave a very clear picture of the setting.

I really like the dynamic between the two main characters, and how they balance each other out. I like how their friendship is portrayed, and how it sort of makes them different from all the other lonely men they're surrounded by.

I found the depiction of women in this book troublesome, though interesting.

I also enjoyed the parallels that are drawn in this book, and how everything ties together. It's a short book, but it packs a punch.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a well-written modern classic.


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