1946 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Finished in November 2000
Rating: 2/5 (Fair)
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
My Original Thoughts (2000):
Boring! Took forever to work my way through it.
My Current Thoughts:
I read this over the course of two months, after deciding to read some of the classics that I read in high school. I didn't care for this one at all.