Animal Farm

Hardcover, 128 pages

English language

Published Jan. 6, 2021 by Pengiun Books Ltd..

5 stars (1 review)

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master, Mr Jones, and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell's chilling 'fairy story' is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption.

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Clearly a preceeding work from George Orwell, reminiscent of his hit, 1984

5 stars

A much shorter and maybe even slightly more relatable dystopian story about a micro-society of intelligent farm animals turned authoritarianism. The story walks you through a process starting with great ideas for the common good, slowly perverted into one "persons" will.

A great, easy read that complimenets or perhaps precedes 1984. At least sets up the "early phase" of what 1984 portrays.