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Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 11:48 AM

Ok, I got my book list for next year, and I'm reeeeally annoyed because for English I thought we would be reading To Kill A Mockingbird, but instead my English teacher picked Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Is this a good book? I tried reading Grapes of Wrath but I thought it was awful =/ Any Opinions, anyone?
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 12:07 PM

You can always read the other books in your spare time. To kill a mockingbird is defiantly worth reading, and once you get through the first few chapters, an easy read too. I don't know about the other ones



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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 12:18 PM

Of Mice and Men <3

We read it for English too and I'm glad we did because I never would have read it otherwise. It's a great book.


   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 01:47 PM

I haven't read Of Mice And Men myself, but I've loads of friends who absolutely adored it.
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 02:01 PM

I have read Of Mice and Men for my English a few years ago. I really enjoyed it so you will hopefully too.
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 02:06 PM

i did it for english, its a good book


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 02:43 PM

I love Of Mice and Men The problem was we took about two terms to read the damn thing ____ My teacher just dragged it out as much as possible. I remember being off sick for two weeks, my teacher was panicking as I was behind, give me the book to read at home. I finished reading it all in two days. The film is also good

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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 02:48 PM

I have read of mice and men for english too and it wasn't bad. It wasn't the sort of book I would read out of choice but it wasn't awful or anything


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 03:21 PM

I did it a few years ago. It is good, not something I would usually read - but it wasn't a boring topic.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 03:29 PM

I never usually cared for my school's required reading, but Of Mice and Men I really got into.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 03:40 PM

We read Of Mice and Men for our GCSE English.

I loved it. It was boring reading in class, but when I took it home to read in my own place where I could concentrate I thought it was a really good book.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 07:05 PM

of mice and men is awesome!


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 07:08 PM

To Kill A Mockingbird. Easily better than Of Mice And Men, to me anyway.

However, Of Mice And Men is still a really good book so don't be too disappointed.
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 07:28 PM

Of Mice and Men is a great book to study in your English class. Like basically everyone in this thread, we studied it at my school too and I fairly enjoyed it for a text I read in school. Go into it with an open mind, especially if it's not your usual style of book, and I'm sure you'll take something from the experience.




   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 24th 2010, 11:56 PM

I read of mice of men freshman year and to kill a mockingbird sophomore year.
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 25th 2010, 12:42 AM

I read Of Mice and Men when I was in High school. I really enjoyed it. I also watched the movie and saw a play. It was like, really good!


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 25th 2010, 05:02 PM

Of mice and men is a good book too and it's shorter than to kill a mockinbird too


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 25th 2010, 05:05 PM

Be thankful you do not have to read "To Kill a Mockingbird", that is one of the worst novels I have ever read, extremely dry, I felt like slitting my wrists by the end of the first page.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 25th 2010, 05:09 PM

I personally hated Of Mice and Men, but I absolutely loved To Kill A Mockingbird. It's all a matter of personal taste combined with the fact that you must read it whether you like it or not.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 25th 2010, 05:52 PM

I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, personally. It starts off incredibly boring, but after the first chapter or two I really got into it. Excellent book.
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - June 29th 2010, 09:51 PM

Had to read Of Mice and Men a couple of years ago. TBH I don't remember the actual book, I just remember watching the character Lenny in the film who for some reason I found hilarious...?
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 2nd 2010, 12:55 PM

I had to read To Kill A Mockingbird for English and I hated it but that's just my opinion. I do recommend Of Mice And Men, it is an easy read and is quite funny.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 4th 2010, 12:47 AM

Yep, same here, i had to read both books for English Literature when i was at school, had to watch both films in class too, pretty sweet. The two books have fantastic characters and i loved both of them but To Kill A Mockingbird is the only one i've read several times again since leaving school, its brilliant.
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 4th 2010, 01:32 AM

To Kill A Mockingbird is rather dull to me. Jim Crow era Southern culture is very boring, I have been saturated by it throughout my academic career. Of Mice and Men is much more moving in my opinion. More desperation, more compelling characters.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 4th 2010, 04:54 AM

Its good, but its a little weird at the end.


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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 4th 2010, 05:08 AM

I think of Mice and Men is a pretty good book.. chances are you would've had to read it eventually anyway since it's a classic. I personally think To Kill a Mockingbird is better.. but, it's one of my favorite classics so I'm biased. :]
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 4th 2010, 05:37 AM

I really liked reading Of Mice and Men for school. It is a really easy book to read and it's good too.
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 4th 2010, 06:59 AM

I really liked both, but I probably have to pick To Kill A Mockingbird. The beginning was kinda slow, but when the trial started going on, I was pretty consumed in it.
   
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 6th 2010, 08:40 AM

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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 8th 2010, 03:40 PM

I didn't really like either. But they're both easy reads, and do have some interesting discussion starters in them. Of Mice and Men is incredibly quick; I think I finished it in a day or so.



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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 8th 2010, 06:10 PM

Not read "To kill a Mocking Bird" so can't comment on it!

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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 8th 2010, 06:50 PM

of mice and men is a really good book, but when you have to re-read and re-read and re-read and re-read... and do tonnes of eassays on it, it gets a little boring aha!
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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 8th 2010, 07:22 PM

I read To Kill A Mockingbird this year, and I loved it.
Warning though that it's the type of book you either love or hate.
There's no middle section. It's pretty black and white.

I really really enjoyed it though.
The first part moves a little bit slow, and it doesn't get "good" until closer to the middle, but don't give up because the book is well worth it.

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Re: Of Mice and Men or to Kill a Mockingbird? - July 8th 2010, 07:32 PM

Mice of Men!!!! it is the most moving and brillient book I have ever read.

I have read to kill a mockingbird and that is also good, But I found mice of men so incredible


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