A Reader posted a review at 2009-01-15 05:04:35.
I have nothing but praise for this book. A slim, compact read, its simplistic, to-the-point writing style nevertheless holds incredible power and paints a vivid picture of an emotional tour-de-force of a story. Its deeply affecting on so many levels - the injustice of discrimination, the tragic truth about the American Dream, the heart-breaking contradiction between Lennie's gentle heart and the violent acts he unintentionally commits, the powerful friendship between the two protangonists... In fact, this actually made me weep - and to me, having the ability to make someone weep through pure words, without the aid of emotional music or imagery, is the sign of a great author. I will never forget this story or its characters; this book was not a read but an experience.