REVIEW: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Barrington Stoke edition)
This new edition of Steinbeck's classic is published by Barrington Stoke, who specialise in printing books that encourage reluctant readers and help those with dyslexia and visual stress. The geniuses at Barrington Stoke employ all kinds of techniques to make the text easier to read including using a specially designed typeface, extra spacing and a bigger point size. They even print their books on heavier, pale-yellow paper to stop words being visible through the page and lessen contrast, helping to reduce visual stress. Of Mice & Men was a story I first read in secondary school and the heartbreaking friendship between George and Lenny has never left me. It's fantastic to see this super-readable new edition published - and with such a beautiful cover as well!