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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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really liked it
bookshelves: novel

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley.
Robert Burns, "To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough"

The tone of the book wasn't as serious in the beginning as the conclusion was. I could draw some parallels between Of Mice and Men and Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - both in the tone and the idea, though parallels are the most that unite these books.

Steinbeck's world is that of hard and lonely men, most of which don't have any future - they are needed while they can work, and two heroes traveling together arouse suspicion, admiration - yet two people, traveling together, sharing a dream, also share a destiny.

It's a good book with a solid narrative. One about dreams, plans, people and decisions we take - and those we are forced to take. My bet is - you're going to enjoy it too, if you like serious fiction.
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Reading Progress

October 6, 2010 – Shelved
October 6, 2010 – Shelved as: novel
January 22, 2012 – Started Reading
August 6, 2012 – Finished Reading

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