John Steinbeck. Famous for writting, knwon primarily for Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, he wrote also Torillia Flat, In Dubious Battle, The Pearl, East of Eden and Travels with Charley and twenty other books less knwon. Born in February 27 1902, he dided in December 20 1968, he was a American with German and Irish origines, at his young age he begin to love books by his teacher, and it can naturaly for him to writte.
Of Mice and Men, is a novel which deal with the povrety and the economical situation in United State at the 20th century. We follow Lennie and George the to main characters of the story, working on a farm for earn money and then have a house together, to live for themselves. The problem is that, Lennie, is a very nice boy, totaly harmless, but his defective, and don’t know the difrence beteween good and bad. He know by the facial expression of George if he did something wrong or not, but can’t real know by himself. So, because of this, he have a lot of problems because of his strength and, George have to protect him, legally speaking.
I don’t want to tell you the end, even if it’s kind of predictable, personally I was touched. In this book certain passages are very hard and without mercy for the reader, at the contrary, some are sweet, they give hope for the future of our heros. Steinbeck writte almost as if we were in a movie. We only have description and almost no emotions are descibed. But, even with that kind of writing, we feel every feelings that Steinbeck want us to feel.
After the novel, there have been many adaptations. Two cinematographic, two TV movies, , and five drama shows. I tried the movie directied by Gary Sinise in 1992, with Gary Sinise as George and John Malkovich as Lennie. But, honsetly, just read the book, I say that for a lot of movies inspired by a novel, but here, the book was really better. Even if the movie wasn’t that bad, if you read the book before, don’t watch the movie, you’ll be disappointed.