Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

fiction classics literary dark emotional medium-paced

95 pages | first published 1937

Description

Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live...
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Moods

sad 72%
emotional 67%
dark 58%
reflective 36%
tense 24%
challenging 19%
adventurous 10%
hopeful 6%
funny 4%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 37%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 33% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.63