- Author John Steinbeck
Oh, how I love this book. It’s one of the few things that I recall fondly from my school days. It’s short and easy to read, but it really hits home. The characters are well written, and despite a limited time to get to know them, it’s easy to form opinions of each and every one.
In turns sad and liberating, the plight of George and Lennie is one that I could read over and over. There’s something about their dream that hits home. I highlighted this sentence:
Everybody wants a little bit of land, not much. Jus' som’thin' that was his. Somethin' he could live on and there couldn’t nobody throw him off of it.
It’s not much to ask, really, is it? And yet it’s an insurmountable dream for everyone involved.
I can’t really do the book justice with my little review, but I enjoyed it, and I’m definitely going to read it again in the future.