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Of Mice and Men [Paperback]

John Steinbeck
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Sept. 16 1993 Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of lonelinss and alienation.

Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.

"A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick." —The New York Times


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A thriller, a gripping tale that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick The New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works are published by Penguin. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic tale that lives forever July 20 2013
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My son needed this book for his English course. I had actually taught it myself. It was a pleasure to revisit the characters, the theme, the era. A classic story and at such an affordable price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars School read April 14 2014
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Had to read this for school, and ended up enjoying it. good read! Would read it again and recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Short But Great American Masterpiece May 23 2005
Format:Paperback
The story starts with George and Lennie running away from their previous town of occupation, where Lennie, in his childlike manner, wants to touch a girl's red dress but doesn't let go, resulting in shouts of rape, mass chaos, and the pair of them getting chased out of town (you don't learn all this immediately, though.) They find work at a nearby ranch, which is where most of the story takes place.
One of the things that immediately stuck out to me about this book is Steinbeck's writing style. Heavily focused on dialogue, the overall terseness and efficient use of words is only interrupted occasionally when Steinbeck describes a new scene, where he goes into great detail. Otherwise, all you see on paper is exactly what you need to understand the story; this prevents it from dragging too much, and it allows the story to progress more quickly without spending forever on the same topic. This results in a natural flow of events that won't leave you reading the same thing re-stated 10 times; as a result, you'll want to read more because you know good things are always around the turn of the page. To almost put it in a blatantly simple manner, this reads like a very complex bedtime story.
Probably the thing that sticks out most to me is the incredibly well portrayed characters. Steinbeck takes a very Hemingway-like approach in both quantity and quality of characters; he keeps the book very condensed in terms of plots, sub-plots, complex characters, etc ...(it's barely 100 pages), which means you won't be scratching your head after every chapter going, "What on earth just happened?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Mice and Men-a banned book? Aug. 22 2003
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This popular high school or college required reading written by Steinbeck was one book I have never read. Neither have I watched the movie (1940) or newer versions (1981, 1992). What intrigues me is Amer Library Association has listed the novel as top sixth 100 banned books during 1990-1999. How can popular novels written by a famous author who earned a Presidential Metal of Freedom in 1964 received banned and challenged review years after initial publication? Perhaps it was a typo until I confirmed:
· "Of Mice and Men" was banned:
Syracuse, Indiana, 1974;
Oil City, Pennsylvania, 1977;
Grand Blanc, Michigan, 1979;
Continental, Ohio, 1980
Skyline High School, Scottsboro, Alabama, 1983.
· The book was challenged:
Greenville, South Carolina, 1977;
Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY, School District, 1980;
St. David, Arizona, 1981;
Telly City, Indiana, 1982;
Knoxville, Tennessee, School Board, 1984
Steinbeck wrote the novel at his house in Los Gatos, Ca back in 1937. It was an era of depression; migrant workers and poverty persisted in the US. Steinbeck had dropped out of Stanford earlier to work on the Sprechels Sugar Ranch in this area as a farm hand. He observed the workers behavior and wrote about them. They represented low education and economically poorly people who would do anything to survive. He accurately described the way things were with no flowerily words.
The plot of the novel was quite straight forward.
George Mitton (witty, small) and Lennie Small (big man with small brain) both dreamed of acquiring a little land of their own someday. They also were in need of each other's company. This was in the middle of the depression years among many poor migrant workers searched for work.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ugly June 20 2003
Format:Paperback
Wow, this book really [is bad]...But in M&M Steinbeck gets down-right nasty. This little gem of stink can be summarized, "Isn't it tragic that in this world there are just some people that we need shoot like the old stinky dogs that they are, but thankfully we have good friends who will love us enough to do the murdering."
That's profound? There's nothing profound about that. It's silly, misguided and sentimental to be sure. It's also evil. But it's certainly not profound.
Now it might be that Steinbeck hates the world and hates George and hates what George does and that M&M is an anguished cry against an unjust world. However, this secret message is unlikely to be discerned from the text and the average reader will come away thinking, "It's jus' too bad that sum folks is better off not bein' born'd." This is clearly the impression the book makes upon most Amazon reviewers. And even if the message of the book were "life [is bad]" instead of "murder the less fortunate" it would hardly salvage this vile little creation.
...It has its share of ham-fisted heart-string pulling and the occasional pastoral description of a shrubbery or a creek, but that's just not enough to make the painful few hours wasted upon its pages worthwhile...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this Book.
Steinbeck's 1930's tale of friendship amid the depression is a heart warming classic that any reader would be able to enjoy. Read more
Published on Aug. 4 2011 by J Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Tell it again, George . . .
It's easy to see why Steinbeck's classic has been the subject of study for so many years; it's a master-class of literary form. Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2011 by Tokyo Joe
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I had trouble at first to separate Gary Sinise from his CSI role but he read and acted this grim tale with such hidden depths that I was quickly swept away. Read more
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Published on Nov. 16 2008 by Pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars One of America's greatest authors
Stienbeck did a very good job in recreating the 1930's. He especially did a good job with the migrant workers. Read more
Published on March 22 2007 by Faulkner Man
4.0 out of 5 stars The Fatta the Lan'
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Wow! What a book. I could not let it go. This book taught me a lot about friendship. It also taught me that sometimes in life you have to be independent. Read more
Published on Sept. 15 2006 by McDermott
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic American novel
OF MICE AND MEN is one of the most beautiful stories about friendship. The story is about two Americans. Read more
Published on Nov. 5 2005 by Chastity Bonita
5.0 out of 5 stars Of great men, that is
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Published on Sept. 6 2005 by Andrea Stern
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