Friday, 1 July 2016

Book Review : Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck

Title : Of Mice And Men
Author : John Steinbeck
Pages : 112 
Date Published : 1937
Rating : 4.5/5

It tells the story of two men who are migrant farm workers in California during America's Great Depression. Unlike some classics that present themselves as onerous task, this novella is quite short and quickly rewarding. It begins beside the Salinas River near Soledad, California where two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, that walk their way to a nearby ranch. George travels from farm to farm with his mentally-impaired friend Lennie. Despite the many problems that Lennie causes George, he stays with his friend. Lennie is incapable of making choices and he relies on George entirely. The two dream of earning enough money to buy a small farm where Lennie can tend rabbits. It detailed a friendship between two opposite men that found companionship and love with each other. This is rather quick and pleasent read because the writing style was easy and flowing. Steinbeck expressed the deepest human emotions with the most simple words. This book adresses the dreams of working-class America during the great depression. Steinbeck illustrates how challenging and grueling the life of migrant farmers could be. It seems to be a simple story, but in the end, it is obvious there is much more to it. This is undoubtedly a masterpiece. If you want a great book to read, Of Mice and Men should be at the top of your list!

I highly suggest you to read and do some research about the Great Depression before you read this book.