Century of Books

My project to read the top 100 English-language books of the twentieth century.

Location: San Francisco, United States

I am an Australian writer and blogger living in San Francisco. Visit my professional site at caitlinfitzsimmons.com, or my travel and food blog at Roaming Tales or my personal blog at The Niltiac Files. I am also on Twitter as @niltiac. See the full list of books or visit me on BookCrossing.

10 September 2006

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

This is really a novella rather than a novel and it certainly doesn't have the epic scope of The Grapes of Wrath. However, it is a moving portrayal of friendship, betrayal and hard decisions. I found it easy to read, tightly structured and well paced. The contrast between dreams and reality was quite striking, especially the recurring evocation of the dream farm with its the rabbits.

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