Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Re: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Post by pricklypurple » 25 Jun 2018, 08:35

It's a great book and a great story about love and friendship. This is a story that I absorbed so many years ago, but that made such an impression, I never forget it. This is unlike so many books that I forget almost as soon as closing them.

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Post by Northernbird84 » 19 Jul 2018, 09:30

I read this book when I was 15, I am 34 now and I still hold this book in high regard. I remember being teased because I cried as we read it in our English Literature class. I wont say why as I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet.

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Post by TaaraLynn » 19 Jul 2018, 09:41

It's intersting to see that many have read this book in school. This was not on our reading list. I've always known of the movie first, until recently. So, I would definitely love to read the book first.
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Post by Facennagoss » 25 Jul 2018, 16:22

I was so disappointed when this was taken off the curriculum. It was a fantastic book to teach. The kids and I loved it. The English was good, the story was great and it was accessible to everyone. A timeless classic.

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Post by smacky » 27 Jul 2018, 01:57

even me I read of mice and men when I was I'm high school the book was educative I really enjoyed it

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 10 Aug 2018, 12:02

I loved Of Mice and Men, even though it broke my heart.
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Post by blossomjin » 15 Aug 2018, 21:40

Of Mice and Men was one of the core texts for my school when I was doing my GCSE's and still to this day I know that book like the back of my hand. I thought that I would hate it considering how much I reread it, but it is a book close to my heart. I associate a lot of good things with this books and wish that more people I know didn't find it as traumatizing.

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Post by blossomjin » 15 Aug 2018, 21:43

Dream Catcher wrote:
11 Jan 2014, 09:58
I studied this book during my last year of secondary school. It was a great book and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone as well as the film. Although, when I turned the first page someone had written "George Shoots Lenny" on the inside cover. This didn't ruin it for me however, which is a great thing because it was such a good read with lots of motifs which were quite interesting once you thought about them in more depth. Great story, tempted to re-read it.
That happened a lot in my school too.

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