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- ASIN: B003N2EPU8
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,224 customer reviews)
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Of Mice and Men (Penguin Classics) [Paperback] Unknown Binding – 1994
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Steinbeck's narrative voice is seemingly simple in his descriptions of nature of as well as the details of the bunkhouse. His characterizations of the people are magnificent. We meet the other workers, all loners, and appreciate the beauty of the unique friendship between Lennie and George. We meet Candy, the old man who is outliving his usefulness. We meet Crooks, the black stable hand, shunned by the men and therefore turning to books for companionship. We meet the cruel Curley who taunts Lennie into a fight. And we meet Curley's wife, another lonely soul who uses her femininity to get the wrong kind of attention.
There's tension in every word and I found myself holding my breath, knowing that something awful would happen, my eyes glued to the page, the world of Lennie and George deeply etched into my consciousness. I was pulled right into the story, wanting to shout warnings as I saw the inevitable consequences.Read more ›
The American Dream has many variations, but always, it is about independence and the pride of being one's own man. Lennie and George want this independence more than most men, but have less than most men to get there. In their case, it isn't a white picket fence, but a farm where they can raise rabbits.
Lennie is not a bright man. He desires to care for someone and to be loved, but is unable to think past his own fear. George tries to protect him, but he too, although smarter than Lennie, is managed by his insecurity and foolishness.
The story surrounds Lennie and George's efforts to get and retain work on ranch near Soledad, and more so, toward their American Dream. The big picture is always with them, but it is the day-by-day difficulties they have with being outsiders. Their intrinsic inability to be free is sheer tragedy, as they both fail again and again to make the right decision.
It's a lonely story about two men who hope more than they can think, who are destined by their misery never to enjoy true companionship and happiness.
Few books are as thematically pure as "Of Mice and Men," which follows Man's search for self and meaning carefully. It is harsh in language and image, and the abstract ideas might be too much for younger readers to comprehend, but any intelligent teen will gain from it where John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" leave off.
I fully recommend "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
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It’s amazing how Steinbeck makes such fascinating characters and a witty plot in such a short text. This is a wonderfully crafted story -- not a word wasted, and nicely... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Conica
Good to read a classic. Sad ending. Good description of characters, and scenery. Got attached to the main characters easily.Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
The book Of Mice and Men was a very boring book for me to read. I didn't like the fact that the book uses so many bad words mainly. Read morePublished 11 days ago by rpv
There is nothing much I can add after all these years that the book has been on the market. However I would like to point out that the surprising climax of the plot comes almost at... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer