A to Z 2017, Blogging 2017

O for Orwell #AtoZChallenge

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Author’s name: George Orwell

The Book(s):

George Orwell is the author of many famous books including 1984 and Animal Farm. The book I am going to discuss in this post is The Animal Farm, originally known as A Fairy Story, an allegorical novella. This book was clearly a political satire, but was still enjoyable without the underlying meaning and implications. Orwell was himself a democratic socialist and his novels reflected his opinions.

The Animal Farm held more importance for me because it was something I had always wanted to read but something prevented me from sitting down to it. It being a banned book in some places only increased my interest. I finished it in under six hours with considerable gaps in reading but it did not quite match my expectation. I had a recent experience with another allegorical novella and though I did not find the nature appealing, this book is something I loved reading. The best thing I noticed was that it worked as a direct story as well as it worked as allegory.

The author:

George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, who lived in the early half of twentieth century. He was a famous English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His works focused on the prevalent social injustice and open support of democratic socialism. He was a famous literary critic, poet and polemical journalist.

The Memories:

There are no special memories associated with this book, because I began reading this only for the A to Z challenge. I had always wanted to read this though, as I’d read a lot about both this book and the insanely famous dystopian novel 1984. I loved his writing very much, because it held my attention despite the distractions and for that, I will also subsequently read the other book.

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