A Reader posted a review at 2007-10-11 03:12:00.
I read this in one night and it is just brilliant. It's not as good as 1984 but it's so much simpler. A five year old could understand this book, whereas 1984 takes some sort of mental capacity to understand. "Four legs good, two legs bad" there's no complexity.The way he compounds such complexities as greed, propaganda, Communisim and Totalitarianism into something so simple is brilliant. The parallels that this book has are limitless. This very same thing happens over and over again in history and as Orwell stated in 1984 " At times the lower class will be pushed to rebel, helping the middle class overcome the upper, in hopes of better rights but the lower class always remains the lower class whilst the middle and upper simply flip positions. I think of 1984 as a sequel to this book. "Animal Farm" shows the process of how society slowly slips away and freedoms are no longer freedoms. Napoleon could just as easily be Big Brother and Snowball could, as well, be Emmanuel Goldstein. All said this book is wickedly brilliant.