Book #24 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I gotta tell ya, I’m glad that I saw the movie before I read this book. John Steinbeck spins a nice little story on this one, not too happy but not terrible awful either. And then when you’re expecting a nice, happy ending…WHAM!!! Had I not known what was coming, I think I would have been devastated and in a bad mood for the rest of the day.

I do love the writing of John Steinbeck. And in this 1937 classic, he tells one heck of a story. It is the tale of two itinerant farm workers – one mentally retarded, and the other his care-taker. They dream of saving their money and buying a little farm where they will spend the rest of their days not working for anyone but themselves. But Lennie, whose mental limitations keep getting him into trouble, finds himself in a situation which is beyond hope. Does his buddy George betray him in the most unimaginable way possible… or is he unimaginably merciful?

I will definitely read more of John Steinbeck’s work. But I do hope they aren’t all this “heavy”. Whew!

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