i read this story in high school - one of the dreaded manditory books in lit class. along with The Grapes of Wrath. and where Grapes left me screaming for someone to kill me out of the utter bordom it cause, Mice had me sobbing for more.
I think Of Mice and Men had a life altering influence on me. To this day, every story i write is influenced by it. and i KNOW its being influenced by it. George and Lennie and the puppies is a vision that will never leave my mind, and the end... yeah.
it's always been my goal to write a book that simple and that powerful.