Of Mice and Men: A story for contemporary longings

Adrian de León
6 min readFeb 1, 2023
Photo by Lucas Gallone on Unsplash

John Steinbeck’s novel which I read for the first time aged 30, hit me like a freight-train of emotion. From the very first pages, as we are introduced to George and Lennie, it is quickly apparent that their friendship is underpinned by feelings of protection and care, punctuated by George’s longing for a different life. Instantly, I knew this was going to be a great read. By the end of the book and as…

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