One of my favorite ways to rest is by curling up with a good book. Like movies and music, all genres appeal to me, and I give all my books a shot. There are a few ways I find new books to read: Goodreads, my two book clubs, friends’ recommendations, and browsing the internet. My favorite author is Greg Iles, and the books I am most interested in reading are nonfiction books about the Holocaust.
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Last week I read Animal Farm by George Orwell. I choose this book because it is on my oldest son’s summer reading list, and I wanted to be able to adequately answer any questions he may have about the book. This is the first book I’ve read by Orwell, and I’m looking forward to reading another of his books, 1984.
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About the book
Taken from the Amazon website:
“Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message.
Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.”
About the Author
Taken from the Amazon website:
“GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.”
Animal Farm was a quick read of only 139 pages. Although it was quick, it’s entertaining and insightful. This book is on many summer reading lists for schools and I can understand why. Orwell’s novel is open to interpretation and can be extensively analyzed on various topics. It is a classic novel, and one that will stay in my collection of literary must-haves.Review of #AnimalFarm by #GeorgeOrwell #bookreviews Click To Tweet
On Goodreads, I gave this book 3 out of five stars.
4 thoughts on “Animal Farm by George Orwell”
I have not yet read Animal Farm but I can’t remember if I read it in high school. Thanks for hosting Chronic Friday Illness linkup, I didn’t know we could add book reviews 🙂
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Brandi, I often think how if Mr. Orwell were alive today he’d be a frequent commentator on Fox News! LOL! Dale and I often have discussions about the current state of our nation, and ‘1984’ inevitably comes up. That’s definitely NOT a good thing. Oh well, glad you’re enjoying the ‘read’! Pinned/Tweeted/Shared
Thank you! I want to know what’s up with 1984 always being discussed which is why it’s on my reading list!