Animal Farm; a boring old book?


Cinnamon Earls, Reporter

Picking up this book was a choice I made of my own accord. As I know, several classmates would argue that the book itself is hard to read and boring, but I can assure you it is quite the opposite. The book is a short read, 10 chapters, and around 29,966 words, while a typical adult fiction is 70,000-100,000 words.

About the basic setting, the book seems to take place between 1917 – 1945. The farm where it takes place is named Manor Farm, but is shortly reclaimed by the animals a bit into the story, and renamed Animal Farm.

The book itself is an allegory, which means it can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. In this case its a political one. Published in 1945, the book is heavily based around the historical/political events happening, more specifically it reflects the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Personally speaking, reading this book has given me better insight into the understanding of government and politics as a whole, and I believe would also help others have a greater comprehension of the subjects as well.

Overall, I rate this book a 5/5, easy-to-read and comprehend, short, and overall just a great piece of writing. One of my top five favorites.