Whitney Atkinson's Reviews > Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
I think it's tradition for me to finish a classic and think, "That was good, but I wonder what insights and symbolism I missed out on since I didn't read this for class and have a professor telling me about it." It's also just really hard to review classics in general, because whereas "normal" books I can pick apart the plot, characters, pace, etc., there's something different about these. I feel like I always expect classics to be deep and mindblowing with huge world-shifting themes, but in reality, it's totally normal to be disappointed by them. In this case, I spent most of this book wondering what the point was. I wondered if I was just not connecting to this because it was too short, or because of the very slang dialogue, but by the end of this everything just clicked into place and I actually went into my mom's room to discuss. Touching, tragic, and just..... wow.
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May 14, 2016 – Shelved
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 9, 2016 – Started Reading
July 9, 2016 –23.36% "I'm loving this so far! The writing is just great, but also I'm finding that I'm analyzing this in my head as if I was reading it for class, which normally I would despise and try not to do, but in this case it's very entertaining and it's keeping me incredibly focused on the characters and plot! I can't wait to continue, I think i'll love this :)"
July 10, 2016 – Finished Reading
September 5, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-2016