Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

112 pages first pub 1937 (editions)

fiction classics literary dark emotional sad medium-paced
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A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression, in a deluxe centennial edition Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck's tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America's mos...

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Moods

sad 76%
emotional 67%
dark 54%
reflective 36%
tense 26%
challenging 19%
adventurous 13%
hopeful 7%
funny 4%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 46%
medium 41%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 39% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 26% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.68

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