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Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

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poirot's review

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emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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hannah_145's review

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dark emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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a_ira's review

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challenging dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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stevie1216's review

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dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I actually really enjoyed reading this book and I usually hate Steinbeck 

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politicat's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

the ending sure was sad but it didn’t leave me in shambles as much as i’d like it to. why the hell did he use the n word so much? i almost went crazy reading that one chapter where he used it over and over again i swear he could’ve just used Crooks name it’s not that hard. george loves lennie so much that kind of part is just heartbreaking but overall it’s a book. i’m really bad at ratings idfk i just don’t love it and don’t think id recommend it to anyone

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tuesdayangel's review

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emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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eleanorrigby's review

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emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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ridhimagiri's review

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adventurous dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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slayne's review

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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knowmadic_369's review

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reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

The thing with classics is that they sometimes are regarded as worthy and valuable simply because they are considered as classics. And even though I can definitely acknowledge the admirable qualities of Of Mice and Men I didn't particularly enjoy the read. I didn't really like the characters or how the events unfolded, but I also understand that that is my own subjective opinion. Nevertheless, I can't get myself giving this book more than a 3-star rating. 

If you consider the literary devices used in the story, then it makes up for the unsavory characters and plot. John Steinbeck's writing of the novella was skillful, no doubt about that. I specifically enjoyed his scenic openings to chapters, which contrasted the remaining dialogue-heavy parts of the book. I can also appreciate the purpose of each character and each event in the short 100-page novella; each element had a role in the overall message of the book and was artfully executed. For deeper analysis, you'll find plenty imagery and allegories subtly interwoven in the text and you'll have more than enough material to dissect and analyse closely. Steinbeck definitely also had some insightful commentary on life in the U.S.A. that might even still be relevant to life today.

Praises aside, though, the representation of women in this book is appalling. That might also be part of the overall theme of the book, but it was the most off-putting aspect of the book for me personally.

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