Jen posted a review at 2010-02-17 10:19:36.
Review: Two young men, one of whom is mentally challenged, wander as migrant workers in hopes of someday obtaining a better life for themselves in this American classic. George and Lenny are cousins who have promised to always look out for each other, though there are times when George wishes he were free of caring for Lenny, especially during the times when there is "trouble" with him.
Simply written, short, gritty and heartbreaking. Though I've known the story for years and had seen the film with Gary Sinise and John Malkovich, I had never read the book. Somehow, my school classes never assigned it, or I missed it. I'm glad that I finally picked this one up, even though it was the audio version rather than the print version. I could smell the hay in the barn, feel the squirmy newborn pups...what a gift Steinbeck is to the literary world.