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Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition) (original 1937; edition 2002)

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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Title:Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
Authors:John Steinbeck
Info:Penguin (2002), Paperback, 112 pages
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (1937)

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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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Too vulgar for school?
An uncomfortable read,
worth the couple hours. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
Another from my list of 100 books to read before I die. I've not read any Steinbeck before, but I was very impressed. There's a feeling of foreboding present right from the beginning. You know that nothing is going to turn out well, and it feels heavy and uncomfortable in your stomach, but at the same time you just want to keep reading. In a lot of ways, it's quite a simple tale, but it's that feeling that makes it so great. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
  slick_schick | Jun 16, 2020 |
Steinbeck's second wife: “He never cried for me. He never cried for his sons. He never cried for anybody. But he cried for a rat called Burgess,” she wrote.

Burgess? I don't remember somebody called Burgess. And who cries for one of their OWN characters.

The truth is so much simpler.

Burgess was a rat. A ratty rat rat.

“John was a sadistic man, of many emotions, but being sadistic was one of his unattractive qualities. He would let people in and set Burgess loose and gain a great sense of enjoyment, watching people scream and pull up their legs.”

Of Rats and Men? #2 in the series?

The Guardian story is a bit The Onion. It turns out writer wasn't nice. Probably only a nightclub singer could be surprised by that. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/07/john-steinbeck-a-sadistic-womanise... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
Steinbeck's second wife: “He never cried for me. He never cried for his sons. He never cried for anybody. But he cried for a rat called Burgess,” she wrote.

Burgess? I don't remember somebody called Burgess. And who cries for one of their OWN characters.

The truth is so much simpler.

Burgess was a rat. A ratty rat rat.

“John was a sadistic man, of many emotions, but being sadistic was one of his unattractive qualities. He would let people in and set Burgess loose and gain a great sense of enjoyment, watching people scream and pull up their legs.”

Of Rats and Men? #2 in the series?

The Guardian story is a bit The Onion. It turns out writer wasn't nice. Probably only a nightclub singer could be surprised by that. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/07/john-steinbeck-a-sadistic-womanise... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
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Steinbeck, Johnprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ece, AyşeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eggink, ClaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mari, MicheleTranslatorsecondary 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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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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