Saturday, April 6, 2013
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A MEH book for me.
It takes place on Manor Farm where the animals soon carried out a rebellion against the humans and took over the farm. I can't really write blurbs, but if it sounded interesting, you might want to pick it up.
There is clearly, a lot of research done on The Russian Revolution. It is accurate, or at least it is to me. All the main characters are based on the Communist Party Leaders and it is really fascinating to see all the similarities between the novel and The Russian Revolution. That was great.
The writing style. I didn't like it. I wouldn't say that it was badly written because George Orwell wanted to write it in such a way that it is as clear and open as possible. He wanted to make Animal Farm easy to read. But sadly, I find it very hard to get through this book.
One of the few redeeming points was the ending. To be exact, the last chapter of the book. There was a twist to the plot! And yes, after re-reading some parts of the book, I noticed some foreshadowing going on. It was pretty awesome and I gave it a better rating.
Posted by eunice at 7:43 AM