Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
2002, Penguin Books


Synopsis: The tragic story of the complex bond between two migrant laborers in Central California. They are George Milton and Lennie Small, itinerant ranch hands who dream of one day owning a small farm. George acts as a father figure to Lennie, who is a very large, simple-minded man, calming him and helping to rein in his immense physical strength.

The Good: The story is classic and the writing is easy to get though.

The Bad: This was definitely the case of the movie being better than the book. I saw the Gary Sinise version in high school and I remember the visual portrayal being a lot more entertaining that the writing here. For a short book, not much happens and it what does happen is very slow paced.

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