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of mice an men

English: Book Report: Of mice and men February 17, 1999 Title: Of mice and men Author: John Stienbeck Category: Fiction Author John Stienbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. His first three books were financial failures and he worked at various kinds of jobs to survive, including fruit picking. His first success was Tortilla Flat in 1935 which was followed by a number of shorter works, leading up to his great masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940. In 1962, Stienbeck became the sixth American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. He died at his home in New York on December 1968. I found the writing style of this book to be really slack and basic. The English in this book was elementary, very easy to understand and follow. There were definitely no metaphors or similes. The only figures of speech I could find were when he describing the landscape at the very beginning. For the exception of the description at the first, the entire book was straight dialogue between the characters in the novel. One thing the novel was full of though was local color and jargon. Throughout the book he wrote and spelled words as if they would have been said them. He also added expressions and local slang to add to the atmosphere of the novel. I don't really have any major likes or dislikes to the novel. I would have to say I liked it tough. There was no complex plot to figure out or involved characters to understand. The book just told a story. It didn't even explain the thoughts or get involved in the feelings of the characters. They only thing you know is what is spoken aloud. I somewhat feel the author could have done more with the story expand on it or go further into detail of what happened during the story but even though it was so short I still think it is a good book. The novel takes place during the early 40's in the United States. It is based on a fictional story of two men who travel from state, working on r...

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