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Title: Of Mice and Men
Post by: Ladyace on June 13, 2006, 01:33:44 am

Has anyone read that book. I hear its good and then i hear that its not. What do ya'll think?

~willow

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Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on June 15, 2006, 10:11:25 am

I love this book! We had it as the set texts for our GCSEs two years ago, and it is brilliant. A perfect mix of funny, interesting and sad.

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on June 15, 2006, 12:08:22 pm

10 stas. My teacher gave me it to read, and then let me keep the book. Read it musician.

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Post by: Ladyace on June 15, 2006, 01:03:39 pm

wow! Im really interested with this book now. Maybe I'll pick it up when im finished reading the one im reading now. Thanks guys

~will

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on July 03, 2006, 07:40:16 am

Yeah, I read it in year ten. It was okay, but not really my style.

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Post by: tafika on July 03, 2006, 08:56:01 am

Like Ruth said earlier ^^
I read it for GCSE. Made me cry when I read it alone, out of class. lolol

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Post by: Poopsmith on July 03, 2006, 12:18:10 pm

This book wasn't my favorite, but it IS a classic so in reading it you can feel like you've accomplished something. Also, it's quite short and can be read in one sitting, so even if you hate it, by the time you realize this, you'll be more than halfway done.

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Post by: Colleen on July 05, 2006, 12:07:48 pm

blah. that's all i have to say...blah.

in other words: i hated it. :P

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Post by: Tyson_Amy on July 09, 2006, 01:26:27 pm

I didn't read the book but I watched the movie in my English class. It was really sad. It was about a disabled kid.

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on July 10, 2006, 03:26:02 pm

Tyson, you should read the book aswel

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Post by: ElijahLover713 on July 14, 2006, 10:59:27 am

I liked it. :D It was one of the only books I didn't mind reading for school in the past three years lol. It's not hard to understand like some of the other "classics", and it's short too. Only a hundred or so pages.

I'd say read it. If you don't like it then whatever...it's not like it's 800 pages long, and you can still say you've read it.

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Post by: jennilisanne on July 15, 2006, 08:04:46 am

It's beautiful, a really lovely story.

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Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on August 22, 2006, 08:46:40 pm

I read it for 10th grade english.
It's a good book.

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Post by: shooting_star on August 24, 2006, 08:38:49 pm

I had to read it for GCSE and I really did not like it but a lot of other people I know loved it. This was about 3 years ago now that I read it and thinking about it now, I can see why people do like it and if someone asked me if they should read it, I would probably say yeah try it. But I still dont like it.

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Post by: jubeth on September 24, 2006, 09:46:43 am

Personally I think it is a great book, Steinbeck's writing about America in the earlier part of last century is very powerful and evocative.

But it is very sad and it made me cry.

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Post by: maryd on June 27, 2007, 04:51:13 am

I really loved it! I loved the way it dealt with prejudice on so many levels and I always sympathised more with candy than anyone else for some reason - everytime he was in a scene I felt sad!

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Post by: SwirlyBuns on June 30, 2007, 03:41:30 pm

In my personal opinion: Awesome book.

It was really great. It is a scholarly read, so keep that in mind. It's assigned in schools. But its also a really great story AND an easy read.

The themes and motifs in the book are what make it such a good read. Lenny is such an interesting character as well.

The book shows things like the impossibility of the American dream there are things the main characters want but will never get. The companionship between two men, the predatory nature of humans.

etc. etc.

I could rant on.

But you should take the time to read it and see what you get out of it.

(There is a movie to. FYI)

=]

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Post by: maryd on July 01, 2007, 05:33:11 am

Yes, I say the movie too, and it was so sad!!
I read it in school for the first time but it didn't feel like it was for an exam because I actually enjoyed reading it by myself!

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Post by: jubeth on July 01, 2007, 09:47:01 am

I read it at school for my GCSE English many years ago, and we went to see a production of it at the Mermaid Theatre London.

I love this book, I really engaged emotionally with the two central characters and I cried a lot when reading it.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 07, 2007, 01:59:23 pm

[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=30730;start=15#msg1097616 date=1183297621]
I read it at school for my GCSE English many years ago, and we went to see a production of it at the Mermaid Theatre London.

I love this book, I really engaged emotionally with the two central characters and I cried a lot when reading it.
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Oh sweetie, I have not read this and I have never cried reading a book. ::)

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Post by: maryd on July 08, 2007, 05:06:17 am

[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=30730;start=15#msg1099270 date=1183831163]
[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=30730;start=15#msg1097616 date=1183297621]
I read it at school for my GCSE English many years ago, and we went to see a production of it at the Mermaid Theatre London.

I love this book, I really engaged emotionally with the two central characters and I cried a lot when reading it.
[/quote]

Oh sweetie, I have not read this and I have never cried reading a book. ::)
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Maybe if you read it you'd cry, Elizabeth! Its a really heartbreaking story, I cried buckets. :'(

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Post by: I_LOVE_MY_BOYZ on December 29, 2007, 10:06:24 pm

This was one of my favorite books. I finished reading it in the back of my parent's car, and i cried all the way home. lol.

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Post by: I_LOVE_MY_BOYZ on December 29, 2007, 10:08:16 pm

[quote author=Elizabeth (LOTR) Fan link=board=17;threadid=30730;start=15#msg1099270 date=1183831163]
[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=30730;start=15#msg1097616 date=1183297621]
I read it at school for my GCSE English many years ago, and we went to see a production of it at the Mermaid Theatre London.

I love this book, I really engaged emotionally with the two central characters and I cried a lot when reading it.
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Oh sweetie, I have not read this and I have never cried reading a book. ::)
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ever read any sad books? lol... This is definitly one of them. it may ... cause you to cry. ;)

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Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 17, 2008, 06:54:19 am

Could never get into Steinbeck...for some reason I find his writing a bit creepy and depressing.

That said, we were forced to read this at school, along with other 'classics' such as 'Tess' and 'Far from the Madding Crowd' by Thomas Hardy, 'Jane Eyre' by Emily Bronte, which I also didn't enjoy much at the time.

But that was about twenty years ago now - perhaps I should give them another chance...what do you think?

However, we also had to read 'The Crucible' and 'Macbeth' which I kind of got into, and they are definitely creepy, so go figure!

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on March 17, 2008, 07:08:02 am

Of Mice and Men is a beautiful story, you should read it Lanta. My teacher gave me his copy to read and then after he said I could keep it. I thought it was lovely.


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