Of Mice and Men
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work... show more
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. "A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick." —The New York Times
Publish date: January 8th 2002
Pages no: 107
Edition language: English
I just reread this with my nephew - a buddy read. I was reminded how much I loved this book years ago. It's a short and somewhat simple story that leaves me aching and questioning myself about ethics and morals and what, exactly, does "right or wrong" mean? Lenny is one of the most endearing figures...
Ok, I think I’m traumatized now! Believe it or not, I read this book for the first time without knowing much about the story or anything about how it ended. There was enough foreshadowing that I felt pretty sure something horrible would happen by the end, but it ended up being a bit beyond what I h...
What can I say about a book like this? More to the point, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I highly doubt I can add anything original, but I can tell you what I thought. I fell in love with the work of Steinbeck when I read and loved Grapes of Wrath. Although that was very different i...
Nice that it was a quick read. Would've maybe like to have seen what happens with George next, now that he is untied from Lennie.
E'un racconto duro e carico di sofferenza. In poche pagine Steinbeck ha tracciato la vita i sogni e le sofferenze dei braccianti in California intorno agli anni '30. Anche se molto breve, ci ho messo qualche giorno a finirlo proprio per l'amarezza e il senso di impotenza contro un destino segnato ch...