Saturday, June 13, 2015

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

Read and reviewed August, 2006. Released at the 2007 Bookcrossing Convention

A genuine classic. Harsh language, but necessary to the characters and the plot.

It was quite intense, about two men who are hired ranch hands. One, Lenny, is mentally "challenged" in today's terminology, and totally depends on George to take care of him and smooth things out when he gets in trouble. He does get in trouble repeatedly, because of his love, his obsession with soft things, and because when George is absent, or unprepared, others bait him to unintentional violence. The ending is very powerful, and unexpected.

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