Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fact of the Day: Of Mice and Men

While John Steinbeck's book Of Mice and Men is considered one of the best books of the 20th century, it almost had one of the worst book titles of the 20th century. He orginally wanted to call it Something That Happened but changed it to Of Mice and Men


  1. That would have been a strange title.

  2. Well, I've learnt something new.

  3. John Steinbecks books have been on Senior English reading class lessons
    here in Australia during my college years and subsequent years.
    In final year English Literature his books were in examination papers
    for students to give answers to, along side Shakespeare, Plato etc.

    I recall "Grapes of Wrath", "East of Eden" and the above mentioned book on
    the essential examinational list of books to be read.
    Very thought provoking novelist and a Noble Prize winner in 1962 and
    a Pulitzer prize winner also.
    Very in depth and thought provoking writer.
    Certainly not to be sneezed at - brilliant best describes this man.
    Well done - Adam.
    Colin ( Brishane. Australia)

  4. I didn't know that. I prefer Of Mice and Men.

  5. I guess all books could have that same title lol.

  6. GOOD GRIEF! Who suggested THAT title? Lenny?

  7. Interesting. I hear Peter Benchley's original title for Jaws was "The Big Fish." So lame!

  8. lol well that would have been one of the let descriptive titles ever

  9. I have never read this book but It looks like interesting. Bss:)

  10. Here we go...learning something new from you...again. Thanks, Adam

  11. That first title is not very memorable. I read it as a youngster.