Friday, September 05, 2014

Book Report: Of Mice and Men" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px">Of Mice and Men
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My rating: 4">">4 of 5 stars

It's just a little pamphlet/napkin scribble compared to East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, but Steinbeck always brings it. Without condescension, he warps you into the mind of people who are mentally limited, devastatingly alone, desperate and self-deceiving.

It's raw and painful, with economical storytelling that cuts away extraneous scene-building and gets right to the meat. It feels a lot like reading a screenplay.

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