Author: George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Posted on January 10, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Preliminary remarks: This post is more an analysis (or an “assessment,” if you will) than a review, so if you’re worried about spoilers, maybe only read the first two paragraphs. The rest is a long Q&A session, where I ask questions about the book and then give possible answers. I’ve always liked this book. I mean, I’ve never been particularly knowledgeable about the Russian revolution, but I can tell that the state of things—of government—the farm devolved into is bad. (I did think it downright hilarious that the name Napoleon was used for […]

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1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell
Posted on July 16, 2014 in Book Review / 1 Comment

  Main Points Writing Style: The writing was really morbid and depressing. The whole book was like that. Plot: Morbid and depressing! Really! It was hopeless and depressing, but it had a lot of good messages.It seemed to encompass a large number of things. However, it did often resort to repeating itself. Nevertheless, I did agree on a number of accounts. It seemed less of a story than an analysis of humanity and government and the relationship between the two. As to philosophy, I agree that war or peace or anything else continuous becomes…not itself, […]

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