Saturday, March 9, 2013

Animal Farm : some thoughts

Animal Farm

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of those must-read books that actually lives up to its reputation. Though one would appreciate the satire in the narrative much more if he is well acquainted with the Russian political history after the Bolshevik Revolution, nevertheless, reading it otherwise is no less enjoyable by any means. The only issue could be the over-the-topness and lack of subtlety in the narrative but I guess it was essential when you are handpicking a few highlights from the sprawling history of a movement/nation and using it for mocking the movement itself.

The most memorable character is undoubtedly, Boxer, representing the hardworking peasant class. His story is the most heartbreaking.
And of course one of the most memorable one-liner : "All men are equal but some are more equal than others."

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