Animal Farm By George Orwell is a well written novel that all people from all countries and recognized nations should read. Especially in this era of bad dictators and recently horrible presidential candidates, this book should be a must read for all.
A fantastic book that I have been recommending others to read or listen to. This narrator did a wonderful job giving the characters and story, Life.
*book ending included below*
However, I wish the ending had more to it.
Now, I understand the message Orwell was telling by the ending. (It might be the comic book lover in me) Seeing that there were less than 30mins to the story and the pigs had began walking upright on two legs, I was awaiting the sale of the farm to the humans at dinner or, the seemingly inevitable rebellion of the farm animals against Napoleon and other pigs. Nevertheless, I still loved this book
My son begged me to get this book today. He needed to read it for his English class and it needed to be done before tomorrow. I bought the book and our whole family listened on the 3 hour car ride home. We all ended up getting really into it and when we got home we all gathered around in the front room to listen to the end. It was liked by everyone ranging from age 34-7.
I can't decide if it's more comical or depressing in how closely it relates to our current political scene and state of affairs.
"Windmill or no windmill, life will go on... that is to say, badly" - Benjamin the Donkey
The government today
It really speaks volumes on how we perceive our government.
The fact that he would change his voice for the different characters. It sounded like a father reading to a child. Excellent!
Power to the pigs!
It's a shame that this book is no longer required reading in schools anymore. It just goes to show how much this book is relevant even today.
I sit reading this old classic and my thoughts turn to current day politics. Though it was intended to be a mockery of communism, I'm starting to think it mirrors capitalism quite aptly now.