Animal Farm

George Orwell
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-02-08
3.86
Reviewed: 2016-12-17
great book. the animal behavior of man is clear.
Reviewed: 2016-06-24
Is it wrong for me to have found this kind of funny?

I know it's not funny, not when things like this happen, and they do. If people (or animals) can think of a way to control others, they generally will give it a try.

Funny thing: In the beginning of the story, Major lays out the commandments - Walking on two legs is bad, four legs is good. No smoking, drinking, dressing like a human. No murder of animals, Etc. These are painted on the barn wall. In writing. These very human-like animals were rejecting humanity by using concepts and ideas created by humanity, and then they eventually take over for humanity... at least in their own little microcosm of a farm.

I thought that the sheer ballsiness of the pigs was pretty crazy, but hey, if the other animals couldn't see the pattern, why shouldn't they be ballsy? Not that I think that means that they should have been subjugated, but if you see someone treated unfairly, it's your job to speak up about it.

Anyway... Good story. Interesting moral lesson.
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