Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


I think everyone is a somewhat familiar with the work of Steinbeck, either through print or film. I became interested while listening to Mumford and Sons Sigh No More.Two of my three favorite songs, "Timshel" and "Dust Bowl Dance," were influenced by John Steinbeck novels. So I added a few more books to my Amazon list.

This past fall, I was watching my favorite Netflix show, Longmire. The hero of the story, Walt Longmire, is a Steinbeck fan. In one of the episodes he has a discussion with future deputies about Of Mice and Men. And that finally persuaded me to read my first John Steinbeck story.

 Enough of the how and why...

I really enjoyed this book, it was a quick read but still a story that pulled you in. I had compassion for Lennie, hated Curley and his wife, admired Slim, and empathized with George. In fact, I think maybe George is the Common Man...stuck in between the downtrodden (Lennie and a couple of others) and the evil (Curley & wife), trying to do the right thing. And as in real life, the right thing is often complicated...

Give this book and read, then listen to some old Mumford & Sons, and then binge watch Longmire. You won't regret it.




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