Monday, August 15, 2011

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men
Summary:
Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him.

My review: 3 stars
Why have I never read this before? It is on the required reading for so many high schools...Well, it was a good read. Short and to the point. Not rambling or loquacious. I enjoyed it in that is was probably real-life. Euthenasia, killing, etc. Heady topics for the time of publication, but pales in comparison today. I probably read it too much on the surface, not caring that George was trying to protect Lennie, who was the real danger; that the characters has dreams that were never realized; that Lennie killed everything he wanted to protect. There's a lot of symbolism in this one. Probably too much. :)

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