Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream--a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California?s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work,...

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Title:Of Mice and Men
Author:John Steinbeck
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Of Mice and Men
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

Of Mice and Men Reviews

  • Shannon
    Jul 07, 2007
    i hated this book. steinbeck is crap. children 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. ...
  • Kemper
    Sep 22, 2007
    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. ...
  • Paul Bryant
    Sep 25, 2007
    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 ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 30, 2008
    608. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportuniti...
  • Chrissie
    Dec 22, 2016
    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." We...
  • Mariel
    Nov 29, 2007
    [Reading other goodreads 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 be... I've never wanted a book to spontaneously change endings so badly. I...
  • Andy
    Jan 27, 2008
    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 lead...
  • Embraced_evils
    Mar 16, 2008
    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...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Sep 30, 2009
    I know...classic, movies, been around for years, greatly respected author, etc., etc., etc. But, nihilism leaves me cold... Enjoy if it's you...but (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...
  • Brina
    Jan 05, 2018
    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 r...
  • Nataliya
    Mar 31, 2012
    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 relati...
  • Shayantani Das
    Jun 24, 2011
    ?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? ...
  • Rebbie
    Dec 21, 2016
    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? ...
  • James
    Jan 07, 2012
    Book Review 4 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...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jun 20, 2014
    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 arou...
  • Jadranka
    Jul 18, 2015
    "O mi?evima i ljudima? je moj prvi susret sa Stajnbekom. I evo opet moram sebi da zveknem jedan ?itala?ki ?amar ?to sam toliko ?ekala. Ovo je jedna dirljiva pri?a o prijateljstvu izmedju dva mu?karca u doba Velike depresije u Americi, ta?nije u dolini Salinas. Leni i D...
  • Ginger
    Aug 12, 2017
    This was a great, quick book to read. I'm really surprised that I haven't read "Of Mice and Men" until now. I'm glad I finally read this and checked it off the bucket list of classics. The relationship between Lennie and George was sweet and sad. George had a lot of patience and fru...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    May 14, 2016
    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 ...
  • Mario
    Feb 24, 2016
    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 ev...
  • Eryn✵
    Mar 24, 2018
    4/5 This won't be a "real" review, however I wanted to point out how I read this in Middle School and didn't enjoy it -- and now at 20 years old, I thought it was amazing! They're making kids reads this far too soon, in my opinion. Regardless, Steinbeck can really write well. I'...
  • Dolors
    Aug 30, 2014
    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 Stei...
  • Mariah
    Mar 15, 2017
    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 phy...
  • Brian Yahn
    Aug 06, 2013
    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 ...
  • Duane
    Apr 28, 2014
    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 h...
  • Andrei Tamaş
    Feb 15, 2016
    Ce s? spun? :). Nu prea am cuvinte. Cert este c? m-a f?cut s? plng. M? bucur c? m?car n c?r?i mai pot ntlni asemenea personaje pline de candoare (dar care au s? cad?, la urma urmei, n abisul fatalit??ii). Al meu alter ego tindea s? cread?, parcurgnd primele ...
  • Joe Valdez
    May 20, 2014
    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...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Feb 26, 2014
    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 portray...
  • *TANYA*
    Jun 07, 2017
    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. ...
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    Jul 15, 2015
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    Feb 20, 2017
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