Have you read Animal Farm by George Orwell?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
August 27, 2007 10:24am CST
I recently read Animal Farm by George Orwell. It is a political satire of how initial idealism gives way to corruption and hunger for power. It has been written in a witty and poignant manner. I found it to be one of the best political satires that I have read. What is your opinion on this book? If you are interested in reading the complete review of the book, check out: http://www.epinions.com/content_401665330820 Cheers! Ram
5 responses
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Its a great book. It used to be required reading in high school though I think its banned now along with the lord of the flies & many more. Perhaps the people banning these books could have taken a lesson from it before they banned it.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Aug 07
Or probably because that is their story, they banned it!! But, seriously, I did not know that this book was banned. It is not banned in India, which country is it banned in? Cheers! Ram
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I think that in the U.S. its determined state by state wether the book is allowed in schools or not.
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• Malaysia
29 May 10
yes i've read it and it's one of the best stories i've read and the first time i read it, i actually got all weepy when boxter the big horse had to go...and when snowball was chased off the farm in a weird way for me, it really had a few things in common with my life back then.. it really is a good story
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
29 May 10
Yes, it was a great book. At that time it was a satire on Communism, but I guess in today's world it relates to many political systems around the world. Cheers! Ram
• Hong Kong
27 May 10
Can you recommend more political satires to me? I'm quite interested.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
29 May 10
Unfortunately, this is the only political satire that I can across as it was highly recommended. I am more into Science Fiction and Fantasy fiction. Cheers! Ram
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
28 Aug 07
I read it as part of my Literature text when I was in school. The first time when I read it, I find it amusing. The more I read it, the more indignant I become. Gradually, I learnt to accept it. That's the fact of life. Perhaps that's one reason why I become skeptical of mankind.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Aug 07
The funny part is there was so little of mankind in the book :). I just loved the way George uses animals to show the traits of humans!! Cheers! Ram
• Malaysia
27 Aug 07
I loved that book, though as a child I did not understand it. More than ten years have passed since that book was published and I was given it to read, and I can still remember that there was one lesson on teaching the animals how to write. Ah, nostalgia.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Aug 07
Yes, the witty manner in which Orwell put things forward is what makes the book a classic. Cheers! Ram