I have been wanting to read or reread a classic for awhile and the last time I was in Barnes and Noble, I picked up Of Mice and Men. I can't believe I've never read it!! I didn't realize it was only 105 pages!! I blew through it yesterday afternoon, but what fascinated me the most was how the author was able to get you attached to the characters in such a short time. Good writing!!
Summary from goodreads.com:
From Audible: "While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful."