Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck || Book Review

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Originally published: 1937

Pages: 121
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they’ll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn’t know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss’s daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him…


Simplified, this book is about friendships, shattered dreams, loneliness and not belonging, and human nature.

How friendships are threatened when ones dreams are threatened and the measures we go through to protect them. The book exposes different sides of human nature, which some men are cruel and heartless, there are still those that are understanding and kind.

With all this going, I didn’t feel the emotions that the author was trying to portray. They were on paper but nothing more than that.


I didn’t find the hype justified in this classic, and I doubt I’ll read anything from this author again.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.88 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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