Monday, August 3, 2015
Review: Animal Farm
By George Orwell
First Sentence Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.
Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (From Goodreads)
What is has going for it
I'll be brief with this review. I read this one for book club. In fact, I and another girl were the ones who suggested we read it for book club. If you haven't read this one, let me tell you why. It makes for a great discussion book. While, it was written as a reflection of Russia's history, it can be applied to almost any countries history and, really, any leadership gone wrong story. My overall thoughts are and always will be, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
For such a short little story, it's rather hard to pull yourself through this one. I also just preferred 1984.
Yea or Nay?
Yes, this is an important book to read.