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Burmese Days by George Orwell
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, build-up

Reading Burmese Days after 1984, indeed allows one to comprehend the maturity of Orwell's writing he showed in his later works.

Pages after pages, almost until half way through the book, Burmese Days is nothing but a good, detailed description of what's the life of an Englishman in Burma (during 1900s). However, things pick up pace when a new member, a beautiful, young Ingleikma joins the group of local Englishmen.

Burmese Days might leave you in confused emotional state, fuelled with a lot of questions. Whatever happened through the entire book, brought almost to a sudden, trivial halt leaves you with an uncomfortable, unsatisfying feel. Why?, you ask.

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Quotes Vivek Liked

George Orwell
“Beauty is meaningless until it is shared.”
George Orwell, Burmese Days

George Orwell
“To talk, simply to talk! It sounds so little, and how much it is! When you have existed to the brink of middle age in bitter loneliness, among people to whom your true opinion on every subject on earth is blasphemy, the need to talk is the greatest of all needs.”
George Orwell, Burmese Days

George Orwell
“It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.”
George Orwell, Burmese Days

Reading Progress

February 11, 2016 – Started Reading
February 11, 2016 – Shelved
February 11, 2016 –
page 60
February 12, 2016 –
page 112
February 14, 2016 –
page 164
February 15, 2016 –
page 190
February 15, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
February 15, 2016 – Shelved as: build-up
February 16, 2016 – Finished Reading

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