#TBT Review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


Category: Fiction

Published: 1937

Read: 2010(ish)

Synopsis: Two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream–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 doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength.

Review: This is a beautiful and touching story. I think most people have already read this book. It is a classic story that has been put on the stage, in to film form.

It’s a story about friendship and that kind of love, of hardship. About being bullied in a cruel hard world. It’s also about people (which can be people all over the world) who can be lost in society.

I will admit it’s the only John Steinbeck book I have read but I loved the writing style I have all of his to read at some point.


I believe this is a classic book that everyone should have to read. It made me sad but the honest truth on how the characters are treated is how the world is and the world isn’t always a happy place.

If you like classic book and one that will stay in my home library for ever. A recommended read for sure.


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