Monday, August 10, 2015

Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck

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
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."

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