Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes of friendship and shared vision, and giving a voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving success as a novel, Broadway play and three acclaimed films.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This story of two misfit ranch workers who dream of owning a small piece of land remains a heartbreakingly relevant exploration of American poverty. John Steinbeck’s writing is beautiful, painting a vivid picture of the golden hills around Salinas and giving us an intimate window into Lennie and George’s protective, oddball friendship. Even if you’ve read Of Mice and Men before, its ending lands like a gut punch. Steinbeck’s 1937 classic is a powerful little novel—simple enough to be accessible to younger readers, but packed with so much emotion and symbolism it will impact everyone.
Of mice and men
It was hard to read at the start and hard to put down at the end
5 stars brilliant book (top 10)
A story that has a truely unique emotional depth to it and also greatly represents characters setting and information the reader is not currently involved in.
It was an emotional book, absolutely amazing to read. Wasn’t expecting such a sad ending. Really samrlty written and perhaps we should learn from it that we should keep our relationships strong.