Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

The story revolves around two unlikely men: George, who is a short and stubby man and knows what to do, and Lennie, the tall man who has a brain of a child. Together, they embark on a journey to have their own piece of land.

They came across a job in a ranch in the Salinas Valley and it seems that their plans are within their grasp. But a shocking event came to their view: Lennie accidentally kills a woman due to his undying obedience to George and because of too much promises and goals George and him have in mind.

The story is a bit of a confusing read, but the plot is simple. You will actually like the character of Lennie because of his childish ways, and George who has this straightforward and frank attitude. This is the first time I've read a classic work of literature, and you will not be disappointed with how the story goes. It will make you hope for George and Lennie's hopes and will make you regret that they shouldn't have dreamt of it all the while.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars - This piece of Steinbeck's work is my first time to read such classic works. The story at first is hazy in sight and most of their dialogs are in a cowboy accent that it became hard for me to decipher what they were saying. But you'll get used to it if you continue reading the book. The last chapters were coming to a closure and by there, you'd get the idea of the story although you might not expect what'll happen in the end. :)


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