Thursday, May 7, 2009

#12 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


Ever watch the “Abominable Snow Rabbit” episode of the old Looney Tunes cartoons? Daffy Duck encounters the Abominable Snowman, who grabs Daffy and says, “I will name him George and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him.”   Who knew we were being exposed to classic literature?  In this book, two migrant workers, the smart and compassionate George and  the mentally disabled gentle giant, Lennie, dream of owning a farm and living “off da-fat-a-da-lan”. They take what they hope will be their last job as farm hands, but Lenny’s love of petting soft things leads to trouble. “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

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