Over all too soon. I picked it off the shelf because it is so compact and I could read it in one swift go. I would almost like to apologise to it now. I know I read it before, many many years ago but I don’t think I appreciated it enough then. I certainly did not make the connection between the way Candy, the old man, feels ashamed that he did not have the courage to kill his dog himself and the events at the end of the novel. And I, like Lennie, would love to have rabbits.