Brilliant — 2 years ago
Though not the most cheery of writers, I love Mr Orwell. I read 1984 in High School and it was one of my favorite books. Why I only got to reading Animal Farm now I have no clue, but I ran into the book in a 2nd hand shop and bought it to take with me on holiday.Read the whole thing in one go. The format of the fairy tale is brilliant, it’s smart and the message is obvious without being annoyingly obvious. The scene with boxer at the end made me so mad and that’s what a great book does: stir up strong emotions. Spend a long time afterwards thinking about communism and the apparent inevitability of the selfishness of the human spirit.