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Animal Farm by George Orwell
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Jul 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, favourites, 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die, modern-librarys-100-best-novels, hugo-award, time-magazine-top-100, modern-classic, literary-fiction, 1940s, satire
Recommended to Michael by: Alan Kitto
Read in May, 2010

‘Animal Farm’ is truly an interesting story; we all know what the story represents but George Orwell portrayed communists Russia in World War II really well. The book was short and I was able to read it in one day, almost in one sitting. I think we could spend a long time discussing which animal represents which Russian and working out which battle was The Battle of the Cowshed or The Battle of the Windmill. I did especially enjoy the flag (The Horn and Hoof Flag reminiscent of the hammer and sickle), Squealer (propaganda pig) and Moses the Raven (the Russian Orthodox Church). It is definitely one of those books you need to read at least once in your lifetime. I think I enjoyed it more than ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’.
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I've just come across this lovely review. Thanks for that Michael.

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