Blair's Book Blog

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Rating: 1-star

Publisher: Penguin Random House

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I think that the intent of the book is to explore the nature of humanity. Perhaps it was intended to be an exploration of dreams, how realistic they are, and how they can drive people to do terrible things.

I didn’t enjoy the book, I felt it was dark and unreasonable.

Should it be banned, though? I don’t think so. Does it have a redeeming quality? I find that more difficult to agree, personally. It wasn’t to my taste. It certainly brings to question who decides what is “Literature” versus “literature” and why.