Animal Farm by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm

byGeorge Orwell

Mass Market Paperback | July 29, 2008

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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's timeless satire 'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. . . Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was...
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Title:Animal FarmFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.07 × 4.37 × 0.28 inPublished:July 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect It's everything I love in classic literary pieces, how they express a specific snippet time period in a story telling way. I also love when stories are "made for children" but tell a moral for all age groups.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It doesn't get any better than this The most moving story about anthropomorphic farm animal revolutionaries there ever will be.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this The first dystopian novel I ever read, it really drew me into the world of Orwell and other similar titles!
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the greatest works! The fact that animals was used to get a higher message out to the readers is brilliant! This is an amazing novel that everyone should read! Similar to 1984. If you liked that you would love this I wish they make a modern movie or series on it! #plumrewards
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite all-time book Favourite book. As simple as that. This is much much better than 1984 in my opinion.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from wow Very interesting. Emotion provoking and anger inducing but it tells you so much about how human nature goes
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice! People usually read this for school, but I read it for fun because Orwell is super fun.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but Short Was a fun, but quick read. I liked it, might read again in a couple years.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genius The level of creativity in the story is pure genius, I loved this book and I'll probably end up reading it again. You could probably read this in one sitting because it's so short.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I started off with '1984', another great book of his, and decided to read this one. This novel can be taking on a literal sense, but you end up thinking in the lateral sense. You can see common elements through out the book that relate to everything that is happening in today's real life. The story is based around the animals on a farm that are upset with their current condition. This causes them to cause a revolt and chase their humans away. You read about their trails, tribulations and downfalls. Such a great read, and with it being less than 100 pages long, you find that it is a quick read as well.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Me being the genius that I am, read this in the literal sense before someone explained the actual meaning. Still fantastic
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something Different This was a very different and weird book, but it was a very fun read. Had a very unique story that some may or may not enjoy.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basically 1984, but with Animals If you've read 1984 and want to follow up on it, this is perfect because it's retells a lot of the same ideas, but in a different way. If you haven't read 1984, go read that and then come back to this book.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good It's a classic but I didn't like it. It lacked story line and was difficult to read.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I struggled at times with this book, but considering it is so short... that wasn't a huge deal. The historical parallels Orwell draws are quite impressive when you consider how he used farm animals to do it!
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An enjoyable read If you don't understand much of Russian history and that this novel is meant to be allegorical, you probably won't enjoy it because it lacks action/plot. Otherwise, I think it's pretty brilliant. However, considering that it's barely 100 pages, I think it's a bit overpriced...
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very interesting It was pretty interesting to read and there re a lot of valuable lessons learned however its not something that I would care to read again. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from He uses talking animals to teach us critical moments in history! This whole story is an allegory about early 1900s Russian history, the events leading up to the 1917 revolution and the start of the Stalinist era, and all this is communicated by telling a tale of salty farm animals
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from alarming It's another one of George Orwell's masterpieces! It's similar to 1984 and is just as reflective, deep and relevant.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Animal Farm A good tool to help learn about the introduction of communism by different leaders and how communism changed over time.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A clear classic After reading this book, it is clear why Animal Farm stands out as a literary classic. Orwell has created a fascinating commentary on political structure and dictatorship in a unique way. Additionally, as a history buff it was interesting to draw the lines between the lead up to the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the novella (as Orwell has admitted the book to be about). Perhaps a criticism I have of the book was just the writing style, some sentences or sections ran on for a long time and it made it easy to lose focus. The book is one that can be hard to interpret so this added challenge made me have to re-read certain sections a couple of times. Luckily, the book was short so it didn't take up too much extra time.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must Read One of my favorite books that I have had to read in school. This book delivers a lot of important life themes through talking animals and it adds a twist to it
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book, Never Goes Out Of Style I read this first I high school, I think grade 10. I loved the book then and I still read it once and a while. Very quick read, around 80 pages I believe, but its definitely worth the read. Its a classic.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read Short but awesome, highly recommended to read or re-read! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Introductory Ideas of Communism & Democracy Read this in tenth grade and thoroughly enjoyed it. Liked the use of animals representing historical figures.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Just got this yesterday and managed to finish it today. A very insightful look into the guise of democracy. I see why this is a classic.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read The connection to humanity was to true and apparent!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! This is one of my favorite novel’s by Orwell. Very simply written but entertaining and thought provoking.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quick read A really quick read and really interesting if you know about the revolution #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly thought-provoking Wonderfully analogous of the influence of power on the human condition in our scarcity driven capitalist society.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not fantastic Perhaps I am just not cultured enough to enjoy what so many others say if a fantastic read, but I did not like this book. I was too focused on being mad the entire time at the pigs to focus on anything else regardless of the deeper meaning for society.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book! Still as relevant today as when it was written. Really great story, one of my favourites. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ!!! This book passes all generations and truly leaves an impact ! Must Read!!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just about communism I completely understand the intended point - what I think a lot of people don't realize is how frighteningly close this all looks like the average North American non-union work environment.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Edition Beautiful cover. Thought provoking indeed!
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book A great book with an important message. Interesting symbolism.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not really my cup of tea. I've loved other Orwell books, but this one wasn't up to snuff. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Symbolic Symbolism was used very well. It was quite thought provoking
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thought-provoking I have read this book twice, it deeply exposed the true human nature, the corruption!
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Symbolic and thought provoking. A fast read with lots of depth
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking book Astute insights about society
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent A fantastic story about society, and all its flaws. An excellent read for everyone.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully disturbing Love this cover, hated Snowball.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mesmerizing One of my new favorite books. The end gave me goosebumps.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Classic Orwell Really great book. Super relevant political themes.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun to read I am a slow reader, and found myself reading the whole book in a week.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the great allegories of our time Orwell is one of the greats, and Animal Farm is a simply written, yet deeply layered, story. Still tremendously relevant and prophetic to this day. The story itself is enjoyable, and to be honest, the ominous feeling you have reading it, is also enjoyable. A must read for any contrarian and skeptic of the human race and their motivations.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read A great read that will always stay relevant whatever the political climate.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic for a reason I think this is a very important read. In addition to that it's highly enjoyable. On one hand, it's a fairy tale, while on the flip-side it's a political satire of the soviet union. The story is very short, which is perfect on a long commute or for busy schedules.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! For such a short read, it is incredibly insightful and really gets you thinking.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Such an impressive yet simple piece of literature. Made me want to read all of Orwell's books.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Orwell Insightful in such a simple way, showcases the cyclical nature of revolution in the wrong hands.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed An amazing book, I would recommend anyone would read for all ages.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! it's a classic for a reason!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read So glad I finally read this book. Couldn't put it down. It really gets you thinking!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-read for When I first read this, I couldn't put it down. I've recommended it to several people. I'm actually currently waiting for a classmate to return my copy. Much easier to read than 1984.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was really surprised by this book This is not like the typical books that I would read, but I had to read this book for school and I actually really enjoyed it! George Orwell's take on the Russian Revolution was very clever. I know a book that revolves around talking animals seems childish, but that was certainly not the case with this book. The way the different animals used their natural abilities to work the farm was very creative and definitely had to come from an outside-the-box thinker like George Orwell. This book does not have a lot of pages, but Orwell manages to create an amazing story that makes you think.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Really great book to get one to think about how we are shaped by our world and it politics and how we act/react to it. Must read.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Political Read A great book to get you think about politics and how our society act and reacts to our current culture. A must read for all.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timeless I first read this early in high school and didn't fully appreciate how important this book is. Now that I have a better understanding of politics and government, I am able to see how relevant it continues to be.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have A staple in any Orwell collection
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great english classic This book is a must have in all the bookshelves of any book lover. It is a pure English classic tale. The metaphors and the writing, just exquisite. We were "forced" to read this novel in school-- man am I glad they made us!! Loved it very very much.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timeless Despite it's age, this is a story offers a metaphor for the downfalls of modern politics.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Animal farm Had to read this in High School, liked it. Shows that power does overwhelm people, especially governments and politics, but represented on a farm.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from creepy yet satisfying read this in class and was shocked and horrified throughout the book
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic A must read for anyone, it's short what's your excuse!?
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourities It's a satire on political systems and ideologies. It's a lot of fun and the ending gets a powerful message across to the reading.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! I first read this book back in high school. When I first read it, I did not like it, however, as a young adult, I read it again and absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it My first Orwell book. I couldn't put it down. It really makes you think about the parallels in both in the past and in the world today.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animal Farm Intelligent though it draws you in emotionally as well. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Even to this day this book holds it's relevancy. It's short and poignant, with humour and wit weaving an all too realistic political atmosphere. Must read
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read. Read this in high school and it's a great read with a strong underlying message. Cool how the animals are based on real life people.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Surprisingly a longer read It took quite a bit for me to really get into animal farm so it took longer to read then you would expect. Clear why it's a classic and the incredible symbolism behind the book, make sure you go into this book expecting to read something complex
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring Again, I couldn't get into the book as a kid in high school and I still can't get into it as an adult.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgetable First read this book in middle school, but will never forget the message it conveyed. Still relevant, and will always be relevant!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Very short book but has a great message
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to the Hype Very good, and thought provoking piece of classic literature. Recommended; themes of totalitarianism, and the corruption of communism.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Short book but a great message
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK I know it's a classic but I didn't find it very interesting. I didn't like the plot and the evil pigs.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Not too long, great message.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute power corrupts absolutely What a classic book! He writes such thought provoking ideas in such an easy and understandable manner. I would recommend anyone to read it and I can't imagine someone not enjoying it.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy yet Interesting Read I found the parallels drawn in this book to be very interesting. It was the most engaging book I've ever read for a literature class. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Orwell Story Quick read and found I had to go back a second time to allow it all to sink in. After finishing the second round it definitely had me questioning aspects of society.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy read It gets its point across efficiently. I enjoyed this, though it was a little heavy handed in the social commentary department. The characters themselves are somewhat flat relying mostly on the subject they are personifying to make them unique. This is less a story for entertainment and more of a cautionary tale.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story and there are lessons to be learn here...
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK I did not like this as much as 1984, but it was still an interesting read.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clever this orwell classic is a commentary on real life events when it was written. great read.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite George Orwell novel I've read 1984, of course, and I think it's a great book, but something about this book really stuck with me. I can see why it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I think it's great. I like that his books don't really end on a positive note. This is a short read, so if anyone was wondering whether they should try it, I say go for it; if you don't like it, you won't have wasted too much time.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Orwell was one of the greatest authors to ever grace the world of literature.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable I cannot say how much I loved this book. I was into it from page one. Such a cool concept where animals have power and a voice!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! This is one of my all time favorites!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth a read It's a bit anachronistic, a product of its time and place. Yet, at just over a hundred pages, you won't be disappointed by picking it up.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Classic As a big fan of George Orwell, I was happy to read this book. Although I'm not a big fan of novels from the perspective of animals, Orwell did a great job by mixing in animals with political aspects.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting read! Not sure what took me so long to pick this up to read, but glad I did. No wonder it's a classic!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting It was an interesting, quick read. Especially when you view this story as commentary on society. Definitely makes you think.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book Finally gave into my mom's pressuring and read Animal Farm. I'm only sorry it took me this long. Absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put it Down I couldn't put this book down once I started! So good, for readers of all ages.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from classic! really good book, must read
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read This is a brief and easy to follow parable about how a society goes from a democracy to a full-blown totalitarian state. It is a reminder to any free society that unless it remains vigilant, a group of power-hungry individuals can, over a period of time, seize control over a weary and unsuspecting society with propaganda, revisionist history and empty promises. But in order to understand and appreciate what the story is truly about, you must be able to look beyond the fact that the book is about animals on a farm. This book can only be enjoyed if you're able to spot the political parallels and parodies.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My all time favorite! Amazing book full of symbolism and good interpretation of communism.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Loved this book. Great writing, great concept and really gets you thinking. Also a quick read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well done Full of symbolism, this book is certainly interesting and it makes you think every step of the way.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I read this book as a kid and loved it (for the basic animal story it was). I reread it in high school and it felt like an entirely new book. It's now definitely one of my favourites.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quick read but it contains much more This is such a great book and even though it seems light in pages, it contains much deeper themes. A must read.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You've got to read this book! This classic holds up well over time. I strongly encourage everyone to read this and the rest of Orwell's books.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic novella that has aged well George Orwell's Animal Farm is a fantastic work that explores human nature as well as political and social idealism through the perspective of -- you guessed it -- animals. Much of what occurs in Animal Farm is still very much relevant today and is reflected in our society and in others. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in psychology, politics or sociology.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wondrous classic. If you haven't read this (and everything else that Orwell has read), you are doing yourself a huge disservice.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A quick read that everyone should indulge in once in their life. Gives a great insight into society.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Classic I don't think this book is part of the elementary or high school curriculum anymore, but I have added it to my kids bookshelf as it is an all time classic.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful The whole book is an allegory, insightful and sarcastic, but realistic. Not a long novel, and is easy to understand.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific A political masterpiece. The book shows the reality of the communist system where everyone is supposed to be equal and where workers control the means of production and hence their social and political destiny. In reality it is those at the top of the political ladder who exercise control and freedom is only for those who have the same political views. Descent is not tolerated. The book does this in a very clever way by having animals on the farm take over to create a paradise where all animals are equal. but in reality some animals are more equal than others and those are the ones that are in control.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick and excellent read A quick read that can be finished in a day. It leaves quite an impression and makes you think. Though written nearly 70 years ago, there are many aspects of it that can still be applied today #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most important piece of fiction in the last couple of centuries Everyone references 1984, but this is the book that really changes how one sees the world, after reading it. It's short, blunt and stars animals in the roles of the social elite, but says so much about how every leader ever has started out with noble intentions, gets corrupted along the way, then becomes worse than the last leader. Living in North America, I took this book not about Communism, like it was originally envisioned, but how people fled Europe hundreds of years ago to be free, and now we're the oppressed oppressors, wishing for things like family values and togetherness that are more prevalent in the countries our forefathers fled.The ending of the book has the perfect sentence ever written in fiction, in my opinion. It blew my mind, the first time I read it, and continues to wow me, every other time I've read this novel/novella(?). 1984 is more about quotes and terms that can be plagiarized. This book is about raw, unfiltered content (even though the animals themselves ARE the story's filter..haha).
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strong ideas, well executed overall Short novel, but creative insight that is still very relevant today. Much preferred it over 1984 even though I felt that both were boring.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Animal Farm I first read this in hoghschool and i really liked it. Its a very fast read.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Enjoyed the concept of this book.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! A wonderful satire of totalitarian regimes. It was a quick and easy read that I really enjoyed,
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Crap Orwell! Not again! What a book! It is just amazing, exploring Marxism and inequality. WOW! Won't be able to put down the book until you finish! MUST READ
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from disturbing and dark disturbing and dark but classic book - read it in high school
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes you think Short book by Orwell. Highly recommend
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A disturbing classic. I thought that I would hate this book, but I actually found it to be entertaining and dark.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animal Farm One of my favourite books, Animal Farm will never get old. There is just so much to take away from it.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timely I still enjoy this book after many reads. There is always something timely that can be extracted from it.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Classic Enjoyed this classic. A story of the power struggle faced on a farm once the animals take over and want to rule! But not all the animals are as equal as others.... I hadn't read any Orwell before but I definitely want to read more now.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic I had to read this for high school but I loved it then and I love it now. The last paragraph of the book is such an amazing closer.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good book A wonderful book that I enjoyed reading it so much !
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book A wonderful book that I enjoyed reading it so much !
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read A classic that is simple, comprehensive, and teaches you something. A nice break from some other lengthy and complex classics.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book First read it in high school, but got my own copy last year!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Great book, a timeless classic. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book Thought provoking, no matter how many times I read it
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece Short and thought provoking fiction. Read like a fable with deep social commentaries.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astounding This book is great for pointing out how gullible people can be and proves just how much one small group of individuals can persuade someone to think that their ways are best. I enjoyed every word of it.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye Opener Great book. Gives a good example on how humans act when they reach a position of power. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an allegory that's an easy read without having to be understood as an allegory Animals take over the farm. It gets very interesting how they manage to do that, becoming like our society. Actually, this is a political allegory and a very well created one. Anyone not realizing that point can still enjoy the story for its humour and ingenious story line.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read! If you are a fan of 1984, you will also likely love animal farm. Despite written in a time when Orwell could not have predicted things would be unfolding like this in modern society, this book is quite reflective of how society is operating now un capitalism. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time classic read it years ago when i was in high school, and even now, it is as thrilling as it was before. while it's a powerful book about the russian revolution, it can be reread to help you reflect what's happening in the world these days. oh and ... “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ... BAM.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Short and easy to read, this story is succinct and poignant. It is a story that asks us to closely examine the political state of our nations and those surrounding us. It is still as relevant today as it was when it was published over seventy years ago.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever, clever A deceptively easy read. On the surface, a story of some rebellious farm animals, but just underneath that, a commentary on the Russian Revolution and a warning. Animal Farm's written in a language very easy to read - the better to reach more people to remind them of the history and warn them for the future, which makes Orwell a very clever writer.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I had to read this for school and, to my surprise, I found it to be very interesting. It was an easy to read novel, which makes you pause and think a little about the world around you.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read read this for school, quick and easy to read, very interesting the portrayal of the russian revolution through animals
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quick Read If you haven't read this book yet, do it. If you've read it years ago and don't remember it well, read it again. Great book that makes you reflect on the world around you. And the best part is that it can be read in a day.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Book Incredible journey within this book!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT Dark, and sinister. I loved the fact that there were pigs.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Look how many of us have reviewed and liked this book. That's a testament in itself. Not only does it stand alone as one of the greatest pieces of political satire, its style has influenced writers until today.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Classic Always in my collection. One of my favourites that should be read more in school.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic It was an interesting read, but not that memorable.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This should be required reading THis short novel says so much in a few pages. Everyone should read this book. It is amazing.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Short and weird (in a good way) Having a short book with a powerful message was a great checkmark on one of those lists of "Books you should read in your lifetime." An interesting idea that is easily accessible, which is probably why many high schools use this book for discussing politics in art.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent My favourite by Orwell. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Book! The author writes a very funny story how animals can resemble propaganda leaders
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK I had read this book years ago as a novel study. This is a great book.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic One of the must read classics in Western literature.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic i remember reading this book in school and liking it then. just keeps getting better
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definatly a good read A good read, something I wouldn't usually pick but the plot and meaning is wonderful. Glad I read it. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes me Angry Just to Read It And that's probably why it's a idea for everyone to read it.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant fable that deserves its status as a classic This is a great book, mixing satire, storytelling and photographs to show how the Russian Revolution was even worse than the tyrannies it replaced. Essential reading.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can't get into it This is a very interesting way to make an allegory for the Russian Revolution and the Communist government, but I just can't get into Orwell's writing style and find this book to be very repetitive,
Date published: 2016-12-22

Editorial Reviews

“Animal Farm remains our great satire on the darker face of modern history.” –Malcolm Bradbury“As lucid as glass and quite as sharp…[Animal Farm] has the double meaning, the sharp edge, and the lucidity of Swift.” –Atlantic Monthly“A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times.” –New York Times“Orwell has worked out his theme with a simplicity, a wit, and a dryness that are close to La Fontaine and Gay, and has written in a prose so plain and spare, so admirably proportioned to his purpose, that Animal Farm even seems very creditable if we compare it with Voltaire and Swift.” –Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker“Orwell’s satire here is amply broad, cleverly conceived, and delightfully written.” –San Francisco Chronicle“The book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years.” –Ruth RendellWith an Introduction by Julian Symons