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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Henry Avila
    Jun 29, 2011
    A kind of modern fairy tale of a little intelligent man and a big powerful giant, however shall we say quite dumb ( intellectually challenged). The friends wander California's many dusty roads and get any job possible, as lowly migrant farmhands during the harsh lengthy Great Depressio...
  • 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...
  • MischaS_
    May 09, 2013
    ?Maybe ever?body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.? Sometimes, there is nothing to say because the author said it for you. ...
  • 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...
  • Vit Babenco
    Apr 12, 2013
    Of Mice and Men is a tale about the ultimate kindness - it is hard to talk about kindness without turning sentimental but John Steinbeck was the one who really could. His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding b...
  • Dana Ilie
    Aug 09, 2013
    The narrative is strong and descriptive as is the case in most books written by Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men flows with dialogue and action. The scenes happen so quickly in the book that it sometimes takes the reader by surprise. You feel sorry for the men. You want them to achieve wh...
  • Mariah Roze
    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...
  • 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...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    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. ...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    "Yet each man kills the thing he loves..." Oscar Wilde's prison poem came to mind not only for its literal truth in the context of Lenny and George, but also because it evokes the brutal isolation of the whole cast of characters, each one of them stuck in their separate reality and...
  • Kevin Ansbro
    Oct 06, 2015
    A book I'd read an awfully long time ago, when pocket calculators were still the latest thing. Such an iconic staple of American literature, wherein George and Lennie, migrant labourers in the Cali dustbowl, form an unlikely bond in a tale of brutality and tenderness. Typical of Stei...
  • Samra Yusuf
    Oct 13, 2018
    So it starts as you lay there awake, in the quiet hours of night, lulling your head to be hushed of those deafening thoughts, faces, voices, you kept on getting day long, as you con your head into forged drowsiness, and it starts dawning on you, the coiled snake sitting in the corner o...
  • Peter
    Apr 30, 2018
    Devotion Before finishing the first page you realise you?re reading an authentic poetic piece of literature. As with other John Steinbeck works, his recognition and homage to hard economic times in America, and the transient drifting workforce is so vividly portrayed. Lennie and...