Animal Farm” by George Orwell

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This book is a clas­sic which was assigned while I was at Pri­o­ry about 30 years ago that either I nev­er thor­ough­ly read or have sim­ply for­got­ten. I saw it lay­ing in the hall­way of my unit in the book pile and fig­ured “no bet­ter time than the present” to (re-)read it. I am glad I did. Orwell was a genius and way ahead of his time. On its face this book is about a farm which was over­tak­en by its farm ani­mals in a rebel­lion to make their lives bet­ter with­out the harsh rule of the humans. Ulti­mate­ly the ani­mals turn on each oth­er, their lead­ers act­ing no bet­ter than their human pre­de­ces­sors. The book bril­liant­ly par­o­dies communism/socialism which was peak­ing at the time of Orwell’s writ­ing of this book fol­low­ing World War II. MUST READ 

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