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I was born, grew up and spent a portion of my adult years in Hong Kong.

I am now a semi-retiree living in British Columbia, Canada, trying at long last to fulfill a dream of my high school days – to be a writer.

Apart from reading, I keep a personal blog where I share my interests in and sometimes musings on books, movies and music. I also have a channel on Youtube where I share my favorite songs. French is my third language after Cantonese (mother tongue) and English (second), but I've lost much of the French vocabulary since learning the language in my youth. Still, I have a soft spot for French classics (translations) and some French songs.

Since my retirement from the corporate world, I've written a non-fiction book titled "Land and the Ru...more

Animal Farm by George Orwell

I've given it 4 out of 5 stars and find the allegory adds charm and an endearing quality to this sobering novel.

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Published on September 25, 2014 18:04 Tags: book-reviews, english-classics, george-orwell
Average rating: 3.91 · 23 ratings · 9 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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I had been wanting to read this allegorical novel for a long time but never got round to it until a couple of days ago. Thanks to my Goodreads friends who gave me a much-needed push, I have finally read it.

Orwell wrote the manuscript between 1943 and...more
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“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.”
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“Life in itself is neither good or evil. It is the place of good and evil, according to what you make it.”
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“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
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