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Of Mice and Men (1937)

by John Steinbeck

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In depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
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    SkinneeJay: Both are simple and sad stories. I find the endings pretty similar.
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    meggyweg: Both these books are perfectly structured, all the plot parts fitting so seamlessly together that not even a knife blade could slip between them. The endings to each are as inevitable as the end of the world.
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"As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained from much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment."

In an instant, the world changed. Dreams stayed as dreams, and never got to formulate into reality. It is a quick glimpse, a brief moment in time where people meet and Fate delivers her decree. Sometimes we hurt those we love the most. ( )
  ProfessorEX | Apr 15, 2021 |
This book is about two workers who are on their way to work at a farm in California. They are complete opposites and one of them is fully dependent on the other which becomes clear on their journey to the farm. As they continue on their journey, they both face difficulties that keep the reader engaged and eager to read more. I highly recommend this book for students who enjoy action and mystery for what could come next. ( )
  Brooke115 | Apr 14, 2021 |
Mais um incrível e incrivelmente triste livro de John Steinbeck. Se o final das Vinhas de Ira tinha sido trágico este não será menos agonizante.
Uma história de amizade, cumplicidade e o ruir do sonho americano.

Extremamente fácil de ler, com personagens simples e cativantes, muita acção e muito diálogo.

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  XavierPinho | Mar 10, 2021 |
Even though this novel is pretty depressng it's actually quite a good read. Each of the characters is at once unique, yet also an example of a well known stereotype, and the plot of the story is much the same. We know almost from the outset that George and Lennie will run into trouble with their new job and all will end in death/sadness, but Steinbeck's carefully crafted language ensures that we are compelled to read their tale from start to finish. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Re-reading this book has improved my impression of it. A tragedy of how out of reach the American Dream is for so many people. Steinbeck has a slim, well-structured novel that shows the desperation of the time and how unforgiving society can be to any people who are different and therefore deemed lesser. ( )
  Sarah220 | Jan 23, 2021 |
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Steinbeck, Johnprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dautremer, RébeccaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ece, AyşeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eggink, ClaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Linturi, JoukoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mari, MicheleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martin, FletcherIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rotten, ElisabethÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sanders, BrianCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shillinglaw, SusanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sinise, GaryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winterich, John T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
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In depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

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The tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, USA.
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Penguin Australia

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