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Of Mice and Men

245 Ratings: 3.1
A John Steinbeck novella written in 1937.

Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck in 1937. The story takes place during the Great Depression in California and tells the tale of two displaced ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who aspire to own and tend to their own piece of … see full wiki

Author: John Steinbeck
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Covici Friede
Date Published: 1937
ISBN: 0-14-017739-6
45 reviews about Of Mice and Men
review by . June 30, 2010
Of Mice and Men is often required reading in many high schools and it is held in high regard for good reason. It stands among the best of Steinbeck's work and is also one of the best novellas around.       Though a short story it manages to tell a compelling tale of two men - George and Lenny - during the Great Depression on the west coast of America (eagle eyed Steinbeck fans will recognise that this is a common theme among many of his works) simply trying to find …
Quick Tip by . April 17, 2011
Good things come in small packages!  This book is a timeless classic. Considering the time it was written, and the fact that it covers class structure, euthanasia, the plight of the mentally challenged, prejudice, and roils all of them into a poignant and compelling story in such a tightly written package has never ceased to amaze me.
review by . September 13, 2010
George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. Lennie is an incredibly strong and hard worker who has a mind of a child. Unfortunately for him, his strength and child-like instincts oftentimes get him in trouble. George has known Lennie since he was just a kid, and is the brains behind this unlikely duo. George dreams of a bigger life for the two …
review by . August 03, 2010
A disappointing classic. And not just because of the outcome.       Set during the Great Depression/post-great depression era, the novel tracks the lives of two migrant workers. Lennie has a mental disability, but ungodly strength, which makes him priceless to many farmers. Unable to navigate the hiring process and daily living without assistance, George has taken Lennie under his wing and posses as his guardian. The two have a dream of one day purchasing their own land. …
Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
For all its simplicity and brevity, the power and pathos of the themes of helplessness and loneliness embodied in Steinbeck's story about George and Lennie, two itinerant field workers in 1930s depression era California, are not to be denied.
review by . August 19, 2010
George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. Lennie is an incredibly strong and hard worker who has a mind of a child. Unfortunately for him, his strength and child-like instincts oftentimes get him in trouble. George has known Lennie since he was just a kid, and is the brains behind this unlikely duo. George dreams of a bigger life for the two …
review by . August 19, 2010
George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. Lennie is an incredibly strong and hard worker who has a mind of a child. Unfortunately for him, his strength and child-like instincts oftentimes get him in trouble. George has known Lennie since he was just a kid, and is the brains behind this unlikely duo. George dreams of a bigger life for the two …
review by . August 19, 2010
George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. Lennie is an incredibly strong and hard worker who has a mind of a child. Unfortunately for him, his strength and child-like instincts oftentimes get him in trouble. George has known Lennie since he was just a kid, and is the brains behind this unlikely duo. George dreams of a bigger life for the two …
review by . August 19, 2010
George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. Lennie is an incredibly strong and hard worker who has a mind of a child. Unfortunately for him, his strength and child-like instincts oftentimes get him in trouble. George has known Lennie since he was just a kid, and is the brains behind this unlikely duo. George dreams of a bigger life for the two …
review by . July 29, 2010
I really enjoyed this book, it starts of with George and Lennie looking for work, getting a bus out of a town but the bus doesn't go all the way, and drops them of on a road, their walking down a road, and Lennie ends up killing a mouse he has been petting. George asks Lennie to get rid of the mouse but Lennie doesn't want to. George and Lennie get to the ranch that they have heard there is work at. George and Lennie meet some ranch workers Candy, Slim, Crooks and Whit and the ranch owners …
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
I absolutely hated this book. I ended up having to read it 3 different times for school assignments and hated it the same every time.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
I read this for English years ago when I was at school and found the story interesting, but I wasn't really that into reading back then. Thinking about re-reading it now and seeing if my impressions of it change, especially as I actually enjoy reading now.
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Heartbreaking and beautifully described, "Of Mice and Men," is a classic that still feels fresh, today.
review by . July 14, 2010
As I read this book, my emotional reaction was that I sympathized with the main characters' plight and quest to achieve a better life for themselves, even though they are amid the Great Depression. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes reading classic novels and stories about the Great Depression. I had to read this book for english class, but it was still a pretty interesting book. The setting of this book is on a ranch in California. The plot follows 2 men who are ranch workers, …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
I saw this movie when I was small, which is what provoked me to read the book. This is definitely one of my all time favorite stories.
review by . July 11, 2010
   'Mice and Men' is the typical middle school/high school reading list 'go-to' title. It is almost a rite-of-passage when you're for book reports and essays that you don't feel like writing, and would rather be playing x-box or watching Nicktoons instead. (Depending on what generation you hail from.) Chances are you've taken this title for granted, gotten through it, finished your book report with one true thought on this title - "...eh...".   …
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Steinbeck is one of the greatest gifts to English as a language, and Of Mice and Men is a great portrayal of his skill.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Sad but good
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Good classic literature.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of my favorites by Steinbeck. Lenny tugs at the heartstrings.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A story with so much foreshadowing, in gigantic neon-lit billboards, that the story itself becomes plodding and uninteresting. Sadly, this is considered Steinbeck's best, which should tell you a lot about the body of his work.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
'the best laid plans', a very classic story - everyone should read it!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Another tear jerker
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
I loved reading this book . Simple but elegant in expression!
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
It's canon, but it's definitely far from being one of my favorites.
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