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Of Mice and Men (Read Red)
by John Steinbeck | Literature & Fiction
Registered by inkognitoh of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 3/21/2013
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by inkognitoh from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 21, 2013

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This book has been at my launderette the last few times I've visited. I didn't take it on those occasions as it is clearly a book being used by a school student in their course, complete with a sheet of homework questions and other information inside (they are also studying Animal Farm). Temptation got the better of me on my last visit and I picked it up as it's one I haven't read and one I'd like to. I might re-release it at the same launderette out of guilt once I've finished reading it.  


Journal Entry 2 by inkognitoh at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, April 27, 2013

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A primal howl to the desolation and loneliness of the rural working man (& woman) and the lengths they will go to for companionship. Set in the town of Soledad (Solitude for the non Spanish speakers), the story focuses on a group of itinerant workers of the kind Steinbeck portrays with brutal, vivid honesty and loving affection.

I started reading this book as I went into labour and picked it up again in short spurts over the course of a week's night feeds. The lonely cold small hours of the morning perhaps leant an extra poignancy to this story for me,

I'm a big fan of Steinbeck (who isn't?). He manages to combine beauty and bleakness in the most touching way. He writes humanity.
 


Journal Entry 3 by inkognitoh at Westminster Centre For Independent Living in City of Westminster, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/15/2013 UTC) at Westminster Centre For Independent Living in City of Westminster, Greater London United Kingdom

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Left on the shelves in the hydrotherapy pool area just before my baby's first swimming lesson.  


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