Thursday, April 5, 2018

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is not for the faint of heart, or for those who prefer not to read books with cursing, particularly taking the Lord's name in vain, because that happens a lot in this book. Even so, Steinbeck paints a vivid picture of life during the Great Depression, in particular the lives of two men, George Milton and Lennie Small, two unlikely friends. George is small and quick, and intelligent, Lennie is big, slow, and has a learning disability. George has looked after Lennie for years, probably since Lennie's aunt died, and the two plan on getting a "little place" where Lennie can tend the rabbits. That's what Lennie looks forward to. But when tragedy strikes the pair, George has to make the most difficult decision of his life to spare his friend pain and agony. What is that decision? Read the book and find out. I recommend this book to people who don' t mind considerable cursing, but do enjoy stories of friendship, tough decisions, and inconvenient truths.

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