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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 dont 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 didnt even explain the thoughts or get
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