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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell
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Sep 16, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: writing, classic, non-fiction, short-story, politics, historical
Read on March 01, 2009

I love Orwell's writing. Even his writings about writing. Or maybe especially those!

I was lucky enough to have my English teacher give us the essay Shooting An Elephant to read as an 'intro' to his works, back in 2009. (I had already read Animal Farm and 1984 years back, so it wasn't anything new to me). I still want to read the rest of the stories in this collection. I found it in a local bookstore... but it's like 2,800 HUF, which is just too much for me right now after I spent a small fortune on my school textbooks!!

Still, the story was amazing! I really loved the imagery (I can still picture the elephant trampling everything now) and I just adore Orwell's writing style. He has a way with words that few authors have.

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