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Of Mice and Men | Paperback

Author: John Steinbeck | Format: Paperback

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  Said Said Said Said Said

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In the introduction to this book, it stated that it was a book written with the intention of becoming a play. A book and a play are written in vastly different styles, so I was intrigued by this. I thought that when judging it I should take into account how this is designed to be a play. Well, at first I thought that. Then I realised, why do that? If a book is written, it is a book, regardless of the author's intentions. It becomes a play when someone makes it a play and therefore it remains a book otherwise. There were brief glimpses of nice description early in the book prior to arrival on the farm, but after that there was little to none. The book, as suggested by my title, overused the word 'said' to such a huge extent. There are other words, Steinbeck. The description as I say was lacking, and very little of a picture was painted. There were opportunities for nice character touches to be placed in the book, little additions to show flair, but these opportunities were bypassed. There was nothing of the quality shown by Franz Kafka, nothing even close, in describing the characters. No attempt at all. The premise of the book was certainly acceptable, two guys on the road with ambition, I have no qualms about that. The story I felt was good also. But overall, what separates this book from great books was its skeletal nature. It was so thin in terms of detail that it just didn't suffice for me. I'm sure others will feel different but that is how it is for me.

  Short & Sweet

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Of Mice and Men is a short novel that focuses on the life of migrant workers in 1930s America. How Steinbeck manages to portray the characters is truely astounding. A true classic that it most definately worth a read.

  The review

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This book is a very touching and amazing story. After being forced to read it at school it was boring and rubbish due to essay after essay. But read it again, out of choice when your older and you can really appreciate the beauty of this book. A great read!

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  WOW!!!!!!!! AWESOME BOOK!!!!!! BUY IT!!!!!!!!

| | See all TheDVDman3's reviews (3)

Well, all I have to say is, what a great book. Very intersesting story. Great characters. I havn't even finished the book and I wanna read it again when I'm done. Im currently doing this for my Englisg GCSE, and I'm loving it so much. It has some humor, some thrilling parts and very sad twist at the end. I reccomend you buy this claasic Steinbeck novel.

  Once you have read it you'll know why it's a classic

| | See all lesleybdf's reviews (2)

a short story where the author tells a tale of friends who travel across the country trying to find work and their experiences. Themes such as euthanasia, racism, friendship and explored and the story is not over told by the author. A true classic novel that you should read it will be with you forever.

  I disagree with the other reviewers...

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I had to read this book for my english gcse exam and i was not impressed at all. The book is extremely boring and although it is good for writing an essay for an exam question I wouldnt recommend reading it if you don't have to! I found it very dissapointing as it had no intresting story and I found the character of Lennie very annoying. Steinbeck does create descriptions which are useful for writing essays but other than that this book was terrible!

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  My 'desert island' book!

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I too studied this book at GCSE, and really appreciated how incredibly emotional it is. Absolutely love this book, and can't wait to recieve my own copy this week!!!!


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It's a really good book, it helped me with my gcse coursework.
A small sized book, you can take it everywhere with you.


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After studying this novel for my GCSE's I had to get myself a copy of this amazing story. The most touching, deep and enthraling tale of freindship every told.

  Short read, stays with you a life time

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This is a very short read, I read this as part of school work, and I was very moved.

It only takes a couple of hours to read this novella, but the story therein will last you a life time. Steinbeck has a great way of using animals and nature in this book to identify with the characters.

It has a very sad ending which, is mirrored with the dog in the book, if you don't know I wont spoil it for you.

As with all Steinbeck very real you can almost taste the sweat and smell the dirt in the barn.

exceptionally well written piece of work

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