A short novel by John Steinbeck, precursory to his most noted work The Grapes of Wrath, about two migrant workers in the US durring the great depression. Rather touching and full of symbolism, it makes for a good but short read. The two main characters are Lenny, who is very large and mentally handicapped, and George, who is kind of smallish but on the smarter side. Mr. Steinbeck points out how harsh the life of the migrant worker could be, along with how lonely it could be. Not only does he provide social commentary, but also insight into human nature. A must read for anyone, especially those interested in American literature.

The book was also made into a movie, however, the movie wasn't really as good as the book. A fairly good movie, but it doesn't quite do justice to the book.