Of Mice and Men is truly a special piece of literature that seems so simple whilst you are reading it but at the same time deals with a lot of complicated issues which all of us have to deal with at some point in our lives.
It’s a story of two friends, Lennie and George, who wander from town to town looking for work in order to one day settle down in a farm of their own and count out their days. The one snag in this plan is Lennie, a giant of a man with the mind of a child who, although full of good intentions, finds himself trouble at every stop.
Steinbeck often tackles weighty issues and the theme of the future and the dreams of simple men is a hefty one but he handles this book so well that you can’t help but be drawn into the lives of these two men and as the book draws to its climax nothing can prepare you for its outstanding conclusion.
This is a book for all those who have a dream of the future or those who have found themselves somehow lost in life. It deals with how complicated the simple life can be and how elusive true contentment is. There has been a film made out of this book but believe me, nothing can compare to the vivid world that the pages of this book generates inside your mind’s eye, and as you turn the final page, it will stay there with you and be with you always.