Set during the Depression this is a brilliant tale of George and Lennie. Although this is a fairly short book, it is packed full of plot and character.
I really felt close to both of the main characters and I was itching to find out what happened next with them. Steinbeck wrote a brilliant book here and I found it far more uplifting than his other works. I did try them subsequently to reading this book, but I did find them a tad grim. In this case, however, I found that the right balance was made and I found it an incredibly moving book.
Along with excellent characters and brilliant plot, this wonderful book gives you a superb incite into the Depression. It is well worthwhile taking the time to read this book, just make sure you put enough time to one side and you will have a devil of a job to put it down.
In my opinion this is John Steinbeck's best work. I have read a lot more of his novels since but this is far his best. Due to the shortness of this novel, the plot and characters to have to be packed in and I think that this then enhances the speed which the novel takes.