Animal farm, by George Orwell

17449456While I was reading this book I couldn’t help thinking that I really know nothing about the Russian Revolution and the beginning of the URSS, and probably the clearer concepts I have now of this matter I’ve learned them from this book. I’m afraid, though, that is a very partial vision (I can see Stalin, I can see Trotsky, but… where’s Lenin?) and I should probably make my own research and reading about the subject, don’t you think?  After all, it’s only Orwell’s point of view and, to be honest, I don’t even know where he stands. But it’s still a good starting point. I must admit that, despite the awful things that happen during the novel, I couldn’t avoid thinking of it as a “cute” story, imagining all those farm animals going around, working and talking, learning to read, and the pigs walking in two legs and wearing clothes…

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