We read Of Mice and Men in high school language arts, and I thought it was a pretty good book. Most people will have read it by the time they are an adult, as it really has a big impact on the way you see life. The book is centered around two men, one named Lennie and one named George. George is a quick-witted man, while Lennie is pretty slow. They find jobs at a ranch in California, and they work to fulfill a dream of theirs: to own their own farm and "live of the fatta the lan'". During this period of time, most men traveled alone, but George and Lennie go together everywhere, and are almost like brothers. But once at the ranch that they must work at, they run into certain situations that bring serious consequences. The theme of the book is about how the weak are usually eliminated from society, while the strong live on and develop. It's an extremely sad book, but it tells the truth. In our society, that's the way it has to be, and even as people want to deny it, they can't. This author won the nobel prize in literature. I highly recommend reading it.