Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

     Of Mice and Men is a classic novel by John Steinbeck, the author of The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. The plot revolves around the two main characters, George Milton and Lennie Small. Lennie is a big guy, but he isn't all there. He forgets things that have happened in the past, but does remember certain conversations he has with George. George is a smaller man, and he is quite smart. He takes care of Lennie, also, even when Lennie gets in trouble.
     George and Lennie do farm jobs, laboring most of the day. They travel to California to work at a ranch, since they had to run away from their current one, in Weeds, because of an incident that Lennie had there.
     I don't want to give away too much of the story, so you're just going to have to read it! My thoughts on the book...I really liked it. I like the character of Lennie, even though most of my classmates did not. I really like Steinbeck's writing style, and it was easy to get into the book. I had loved East of Eden by him, so I had a feeling I would like this one too. The ending is kind of shocking, and it almost doesn't seem like an ending(the last sentence doesn't seem like it would be the ending). Anyways, it's a really good read, I definitely recommend it!


  1. I have a bad experience with 'classic' stories; I only seem to have read them in school, where the teacher would make us analyse every single damn paragraph.

    Lord of the Flies and Great Expectations for instance; utterly ruined.

    Shakespeare was always a twat so school ruined nothing there.

    1. Then I would suggest to read classics outside of school. Don't condemn every classic book because of the ones you have read. They aren't all the same. Catcher In the Rye, for example, is a great book.
      And I respect your opinions, but personally, I love Shakespeare, and I love analyzing every single damn paragraph. That's my favorite thing about literature

  2. I love this review! It's nice to see a classic on a book blog every once in a while. And while personally I am not a fan of Steinbeck (The Pearl threatened to suck the very soul right out of me), I really enjoyed your post.

    1. Thanks! :)
      I read it for school and I enjoyed it, so I decided to put it up

    2. You're a published author?! I had no idea! I'll have to check out your books :)
      I want to have my work published someday.