Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men As drifters in search of work George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream that they will one day have some land of their own Eventually they fi

  • Title: Of Mice and Men
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • ISBN: 9780140292916
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • As drifters in search of work, George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream that they will one day have some land of their own Eventually, they find work on a ranch, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie becomes a victim of his own strength.

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    1. Paul Bryant on said:

      The title of this novel is only 50% accurate, a very poor effort. Yes, it’s about men, but there’s little or nothing about mice in these pages. Mice enthusiasts will come away disappointed. This got me thinking about other novel titles. You would have to say that such books as The Slap, The Help, The Great Gatsby, Gangsta Granny, Mrs Dalloway and Hamlet have very good titles because they are all about a slap, some help, a Gatsby who was really great, a no good granny, a woman who was married [...]

    2. Nataliya on said:

      Well, somehow I've managed to read close to 800 books by now, and none of those had been Of Mice and Men. That has been remedied now, and I'm feeling emotionally drained by it. So yeah.I suppose pretty much everyone knows the heartbreaking story of Lennie and George. I was relatively 'unspoiled' and still knew what happened in the end. I just did not know how or why, but figured out those pretty quickly into the book. And still that did not help the sense of impending doom that was like one prot [...]

    3. Kemper on said:

      I needed a quick read because I stupidly forgot that the library would be closed yesterday for Veteran's Day. I'd exhausted my current supply, and I needed a short term fix to hold me until I could get some new product today. So I grabbed Of Mice and Men off the bookshelf last night.And I'm glad I did because I'd somehow remembered that this was a depressing book. How wrong I was! Oh, sure there were some tense moments like when you think Lennie will accidently hurt Curley's wife in the barn. Wh [...]

    4. Shayantani Das on said:

      “Trouble with mice is you always kill 'em. ”Breathtaking prose, touching characters and a heart breaking ending. Who said only lengthy novel can make an impact?

    5. Bookdragon Sean on said:

      I remember reading this at school at being completely uninterested in the story. I remember the teacher droning on about basic plot allegories before we read each section; she would tell us what certain things “meant” before we had even seen them. She would explain how this portrays a vital part of American culture and a vital element of human nature. All in all we were told what to see in the book before we even began reading. Perhaps she should have just let us read it first, and see what [...]

    6. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      I think I've been avoiding John Steinbeck, consciously or subconsciously, ever since I was a horse-loving teenager and thought that The Red Pony would be a nice, pleasant book to read.I didn't read any Steinbeck books for years.But I was in the local library, puttering around in the general fiction shelves, and happened to pull this one out and noticed how short it was--only 107 pages. I had just finished reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which was a 127-page overdose of cheesy 70's inspirati [...]

    7. Andy on said:

      It's the way Steinbeck describes things that gets me."Crooks, the negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn. On one side of the little room there was a square four-paned window, and on the other, a narrow plank door leading into the barn. Crooks' bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were flung. On the wall by the window there were pegs on which hung broken harness in process of being mended; strips of new leath [...]

    8. Brina on said:

      Over the past year, I have rediscovered John Steinbeck as a master American story teller. Having read Cannery Row and its follow up Sweet Thursday, I realized what a prolific author Steinbeck was and hope to continue my reading with a number of his novels this year. One novella I did read while in school but have a fuzzy memory of is Of Mice and Men. With a square on this year's classic bingo board being read a group read that you haven't read yet, I decided that it was as good a time as any to [...]

    9. Joe Valdez on said:

      What more can I possibly add to a discussion of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men without drawing a high school English teacher's salary? Considering I'm not drawing bored glances from teenagers, I doubt that a check from LAUSD will appear in my mailbox anytime soon. -- Published in 1937, this is the work that the algorithms seem to have agreed is the author's most renowned. For Stephen King, it's The Shining, for Elmore Leonard it's Get Shorty and for John Steinbeck it's Of Mice and Men. -- Thi [...]

    10. Mariah on said:

      This is a story about George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. George Milton is intelligent but uneducated and Lennie Small is extremely physically strong but mentally disabled. After being hired at a farm, the pair are confronted by the Boss's son who dislikes Lennie. Another worker on the farm offers to help pay to buy a farm with George and Lennie. [...]

    11. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      608. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeckعنوانها: موشها و آدمها؛ نویسنده: جان استاین‌بک (اشتاین بک)؛ انتشاراتیهای: اساطیر، امیرکبیر، کانون معرفت، زرین، مدبر، علی فرهنگی، سعیدی، چکاوک، گلبرگ برزین، جنگل، در دانش، گلمهر، گویش نو، ماهی، و ؛ ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1974 میلادیعنوان: موشها و آد [...]

    12. Dolors on said:

      Only a writer capable of assembling the symbolic with the folkloric can pen a novella that straddles genres, writing techniques and figurative voices and tug at the heartstrings of both commonplace audiences and the most exigent of readers. Such indisputable universality is what Steinbeck accomplished with “Of Mice and Men”, a fabled novella with a linear plot delivered in a succession of theatrical scenes, compact on the surface and with simply drawn characters that might be accused of bein [...]

    13. Whitney Atkinson on said:

      I think it's tradition for me to finish a classic and think, "That was good, but I wonder what insights and symbolism I missed out on since I didn't read this for class and have a professor telling me about it." It's also just really hard to review classics in general, because whereas "normal" books I can pick apart the plot, characters, pace, etc there's something different about these. I feel like I always expect classics to be deep and mindblowing with huge world-shifting themes, but in reali [...]

    14. Brian Yahn on said:

      Of Mice and Men is the story of two men, George and Lennie, working toward their dream--essentially to retire by acquiring a farm of their own. The story brilliantly shows how easy it is to make dreams a reality, how obvious it is to have dreams and chase them.But Steinbeck slowly turns things into a nightmare by introducing Curley and his wife. Just by getting in with the wrong crowd at the wrong time and having a few character flaws, Steinbeck shows how dreams are really made of nothing, held [...]

    15. فرشاد on said:

      شاهکار فوق‌العاده ای از روابط انسانی و سرگذشت غم انگیز دو دوست کارگر نثر نمایشنامه ای و ریتم بالای این اثر بهمراه شخصیت پردازی فوق‌العاده و گیرایی روایت، خوانش اثر رو بشدت لذت بخش میکنه و درنهایت پایان تراژیک کتاب هست که جای هیچ بحثی رو باقی نمیگذاره

    16. *TANYA* on said:

      I had read this back in high school when it was mandated. I vaguely remembered the story when I started reading it, many, many, many moons later and it is without a doubt a great classic tale.

    17. Duane on said:

      A small book with a big heart; actually it was George and Lennie with the big hearts. Two friends, migrant workers in California during the Depression, looking out for one another, trying to scrap by and save enough money for a place of their own. Their big dream can't overcome their human frailty or the harsh and unforgiving time they lived in. If not for the The Grapes of Wrath this would be Steinbeck's masterpiece.4.5 stars

    18. Shannon on said:

      i hated this bookeinbeck is crapildren should not be forced to read it.ok, i really just don't like steinbeck's aesthetic. i dislike the killing of innocent animals, the dehumanization of the mentally retarded--and don't try to tell me that lenny isn't marginalized here. the book is depressing and directionless, and not in the ironic waiting-for-godot sort of way. the descriptions are flat, emotionless, and dessicatedever, curly's wife is awesome. she's just so bizarre and pathetic, so out of pl [...]

    19. Mariel on said:

      [Reading other reviews of this brings home to me that I really was in the classes for kids they'd given up on. I never read Of Mice and Men as required reading assignment.]Tell us how it's gonna beI've never wanted a book to spontaneously change endings so badly. I yearn for that little place as much as they do. I wanted them to have it desperately. Proof the incredibly sad ending isn't hopeless is that on a reread I could still hope it would end differently. Oh, it does happen, loneliness and [...]

    20. James on said:

      Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Of Mice and Men, a novel written in 1937 by John Steinbeck. What a heartbreaking book many students in American high schools read this one around 9th or 10th grade, and it provokes such sensitive topics to be discussed. A quick summary: Lenny and George are drifters looking for work. Lenny is a little slow and has a few disabilities that weren't addressed when he was younger, likely due to time time period (early 20th century) when they had ability to ignore these [...]

    21. Rebbie on said:

      Oh God. I want more. I *need* more. I'm a giant ball of sheer emotion right now, as many people must've been when they finished this story. Dang it, John Steinbeck, how could you do this to us? How could you write something so heart-wrenching, and manage to leave us wanting more? Maybe I'm just a glutton for punishmentbut I can't be the only one who's had such a visceral reaction to this story.Lennie and George. George and Lennie. Two lonely men who live on the fringe of society, desperately cli [...]

    22. Mario on said:

      Guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus' works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain't hardly ever a nice fella.Well, fuck. I never knew a short book could drain me emotionally this much.Of Mice and Men is a book that I think everyone should read, at least once. I read it yesterday, in one sitting, and I still can't stop thinking about it. Without a doubt, this book became one of my favorite classics.Of Mice and Men is a story about two men, Geor [...]

    23. MohammedAli on said:

      كان حلما، أملا، رغبة و طموحا .كان خطة، نفقا مضيئا في ظلمات الحياة، ركيزة تشحذ بها و عليها الهمم، غاية للإستيقاظ كل صباح و هدفا في حياة سوداء قاتمةالعمل ثمّ العمل لإمتلاك مزرعة و لكن نحن معشر الطبقة الكادحة الكالحة نعمل و نعمل و نعمل ثمّ نموت عيشة رمادية ضبابية ثمّ موت أسو [...]

    24. Andrei Tamaş on said:

      Ce să spun? :). Nu prea am cuvinte. Cert este că m-a făcut să plâng. Mă bucur că măcar în cărţi mai pot întâlni asemenea personaje pline de candoare (dar care au să cadă, la urma urmei, în abisul fatalităţii).Al meu alter ego tindea să creadă, parcurgând primele două capitole (fiind şase în total), că opera lui Steinbeck e dedicată exclusiv posterităţii americane. Însă, intrând mai adânc în subiect, am rămas cu totul fascinat. Esenţa romanului este constituită [...]

    25. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I knowassic, movies, been around for years, greatly respected author, etc etc etc. But, nihilism leaves me coldEnjoy if it's youbut (and I've used this quote before) this book typifies "life is hard and then you die". Who cares how well the story is written that gets you there.The very quality of the writing here made the experience worse for me. It has been brought to my attention of late that Steinbeck was a gifted writer. It's true he was, and the message in the story he relates here carries [...]

    26. Jadranka on said:

      "O miševima i ljudima“ je moj prvi susret sa Stajnbekom. I evo opet moram sebi da zveknem jedan čitalački šamar što sam toliko čekala. Ovo je jedna dirljiva priča o prijateljstvu izmedju dva muškarca u doba Velike depresije u Americi, tačnije u dolini Salinas. Leni i Džordž predstavljaju suštu suprotnost jedan drugome, jedan je krupan čovek u telu deteta, nesvestan posledica svojih postupaka, a drugi je sitan i snalažljiv, a opet nadopunjuju se i u neku ruku čine porodicu. Oni s [...]

    27. Chrissie on said:

      I have read this long ago, but am now rereading this in January 2017. How will I react this time?*********************I am so moved! I don't know how to express adequately how much I loved this book. You know everybody thinks, "Oh Chrissie, she just appreciates non-fiction." Well that is not true, but I do set high standards. Sure, non-fiction you can count on for teaching, for providing knowledge you lacked before. Because you can learn something it is seldom a waste of time, but rarely can a b [...]

    28. Becky on said:

      "Guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus' works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain't hardly ever a nice fella." - Of Mice And MenI really think I love John Steinbeck, which is surprising to me, because I never would have thought of myself as a Steinbeck reader. There's just something about the way he writes that cuts through all the bullshit and pretense and just tells it like it is, and I find that really refreshing. Sometimes they aren't eas [...]

    29. Embraced_evils on said:

      Usually when my father and I actually have conversations, it tends to revolve around some sort of argument. At times, even if I agree with him, I’d pick up the opposite side of the given argument just for arguments sake. When we agree we fall silent, and our relationship is based for the most part on silence the chance to argue is usually too good to pass up. When I was younger I’d end up in tears, frustrated that he couldn’t look beyond his own view points…in retrospect I suppose I coul [...]

    30. Jon(athan) Nakapalau on said:

      I often think of this book when I see mentally ill people on the streets. I must admit that I am jealous of John Steinbeckwhat I would not give to be able to write 1/4 as well as he could. One of the books that made me fall in love with the classics.

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