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Orwell's sentences are so perfect sometimes, but this book is no 1984. The protagonist is pretty despicable, and his fanatacism is tedious and impossible to understand, but can... Read morePublished 16 days ago by abc
Once upon a time i went to a store for second hand books. This novel caught my eye and i was rather amused by the introduction being set in a store for second hand books. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gerhard Stoltz Jr.
I’ve read most of Orwell’s works and, as others point out, the punchline is that he is most remembered for 1984 and Animal Farm. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Edward K.
The main character, a purposely underemployed poet Gordon Comstock, wages his private war against the "money god" and the respectability of middle classes, symbolized by a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kamila Stofirova
There’s no shortage of aspiring artists willing to suffer for their art. But few are willing to learn how to draw. Read morePublished 6 months ago by P. Capofreddi
George Orwell is today best remembered for his essays, for works of reportage such as “The Road to Wigan Pier” and “Homage to Catalonia” and, above all, for his two political... Read morePublished 7 months ago by J C E Hitchcock
No one is likely to mistake this as a major work by Orwell.Nor am I about to argue that this is an unjustly neglected masterpiece. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JAK
I tried to read Down and Out in Paris and London and gave up after a chapter, much too depressing for me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by bb lambert
In Christopher Hitchens’s memoir, Hitch-22, he talked about his writing and early influences. George Orwell was one influence, and Hitchens singled out Keep the Aspidistra Flying. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Troy Parfitt