REVIEW: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Ahh a quiet life on a farm…..until animals unite and take over. Of course like most people I have heard of this book, many times. It has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, but I just never picked it up, until now. I was looking for something short and this book took about 3-4 hours to finish.

The story is about a farm, where the animals aren't treated in the best way. As some farms are, but on this farm the animals rebel. They fight the humans and win, taking over the farm and running it themselves. The come up with a plan, rules and all, to make this farm the best farm around. And any human is forbidden from stepping foot on it They want to be free, to do as they please, to have some control over their own lives. At first it seems like they are happy, like they can achieve anything they set their little minds to. But soon we learn that when the pig is in charge, everyone else suffers.

The animals live in communism, the pigs are in charge and the other "less intelligent" animals just work for them. They build and make food, and when they rebel they are killed.

I really enjoyed this book, it was quick and well written. Of course Orwell is a genius, so no wonder there. But I though, as with most classics that it was going to be hard to understand and difficult to get through, but I flew through this book in just a few hours. It's a great story and I think everyone should read it. You might just learn something about our own society, and that those in charge aren't always right.