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Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 (Paperback - 1993)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife. Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him. With illustrations from the movie starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
Authors: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Statement of Responsibility: John Steinbeck
Title: Of mice and men
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1993
Characteristics: 107 p. ; 18 cm.
Summary: Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife. Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him. With illustrations from the movie starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
Subject Headings: Cowboys California Salinas River Valley Fiction Men California Salinas River Valley Fiction Friendship Fiction Salinas River Valley (Calif.) Fiction
Topical Term: Cowboys
Men
Friendship
ISBN: 0140177396
9780140177398
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC S
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Great classic. Highly recommend this wonderful novel.

Aug 05, 2014
  • kristianna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

really great book!

Jul 09, 2014
  • Gurjoj56 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. Sad ending.....must read. This book really gets to the point what is the American Dream?

Jul 07, 2014
  • GOGETA1946 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This timeless classic needs to be revisited periodically. As I get more 'life experience' I understand the characters and the inter-relationships more thoroughly. Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird will forever remain on my library shelves.

May 14, 2014
  • pamcora87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best classic books i've ever read. The relationship between the main characters, their struggles, and the ending result in an epic and emotion filled story.

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Feb 01, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a sad ending to a good book.

Dec 28, 2013
  • keithwi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Seriously, fifteen pages were required for two adult men to open cans of beans? This is perhaps the depths of a bad story. A mentally slow individual kills a mouse, a puppy, and a harlot. Then, the individual that caused the moron's predicament kills him with a shot to the back of the head? What a fabulous bedtime story for kids and adults alike. I guess Steinbeck was trying to fulfill an Alfred Hitchcock scene? Perhaps this story would be better adapted to the movies?

Dec 15, 2013
  • Lauraparr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Moves fast and easy to read. Very sad though. The end is heartbreaking.

Nov 10, 2013
  • mbssmith rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I had to read this for school. It was an extremely sad book. I hated when Carlson insists on shooting Candy's dog and when Curley's Wife dies. The ending was really intense, but I also did not like it. My favourite character is Slim.

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Jun 29, 2013
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Jul 23, 2011
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Jan 24, 2014
  • black_penguin_254 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Two migrant workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are due to start work. George is a small, dark man with “sharp, strong features.” Lennie, his companion, is his opposite, a giant of a man with a “shapeless” face. Overcome with thirst, the two stop in a clearing by a pool and decide to camp for the night. As the two converse, it becomes clear that Lennie has a mild mental disability, and is deeply devoted to George and dependent upon him for protection and guidance. George finds that Lennie, who loves petting soft things but often accidentally kills them, has been carrying and stroking a dead mouse. George angrily throws it away, fearing that Lennie might catch a disease from the dead animal. George complains loudly that his life would be easier without having to care for Lennie, but the reader senses that their friendship and devotion is mutual. He and Lennie share a dream of buying their own piece of land, farming it, and, much to Lennie’s delight, keeping rabbits. George ends the night by treating Lennie to the story he often tells him about what life will be like in such an idyllic place.The next day, the men report to the nearby ranch. George, fearing how the boss will react to Lennie, insists that he’ll do all the talking. He lies, explaining that they travel together because they are cousins and that a horse kicked Lennie in the head when he was a child. They are hired. They meet Candy, an old “swamper,” or handyman, with a missing hand and an ancient dog, and Curley, the boss’s mean-spirited son. Curley is newly married, possessive of his flirtatious wife, and full of jealous suspicion. Once George and Lennie are alone in the bunkhouse, Curley’s wife appears and flirts with them. Lennie thinks she is “purty,” but George, sensing the trouble that could come from tangling with this woman and her husband, warns Lennie to stay away from her. Soon, the ranch-hands return from the fields for lunch, and George and Lennie meet Slim, the skilled mule driver who wields great authority on the ranch. Slim comments on the rarity of friendship like that between George and Lennie. Carlson, another ranch-hand, suggests that since Slim’s dog has just given birth, they should offer a puppy to Candy and shoot Candy’s old, good-for-nothing dog.

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

George Milton and Lennie small have been friends for a long time. Lennie acts like a child.George and Lennie move from place to place looking to find new jobs... There is a conflict between a few people in the book, and in the end George has to make a decision that will be life changing and truly upseting.

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Jul 23, 2011
  • akleung rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: (Mild)

Jul 23, 2011
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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 19, 2010
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Jan 24, 2014
  • black_penguin_254 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us."

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Never mind you. A guy got to sometimes"( Slim117 ).

Dec 18, 2010
  • E_Kazan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"You hadda George, I swear you hadda."

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