Monday, 31 January 2011

Animal Farm by George Orwell

"No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

 Animal Farm is a novella by George Orwell first published in 1946. It is a dystopian allegory, a mirror of the soviet union.
This book and Orwell's follow-up, 1984, were banned in the eastern block up until the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.

I really enjoyed this book.
As I was reading the book I found myself trying to match the book's characters with real historical figures.
Having some knowledge on the soviet revolution or communism really helps to fully comprehend it's story and impact.

A book that I would recommend to everyone.

Fully Booked

Hi, my name is John.
With this blog I will share my passion for books by sharing the books that I have read so far and will read throughout 2011.
Plus also any songs or other interesting snippets I encounter.
Looking forward to this new experience (by new experience I mean blogging, and not reading, of course).
Also looking forward to following other interesting bloggers/blogs.
Looking forward to you sharing your thoughts on my book choices.

Thank You.