Author: George Orwell.
Published: 17th August, 1945.
This book is an absolutely brilliant and classic novel. It tells the story of a group of farm animals who rise up against their owner. Eventually the pigs become the “top dogs” whereby which they’re at the top of the hierarchy. The whole farm becomes dictated by Napoleon, the head pig. What ensues is just utterly sickening and twisted.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so angry while reading a novel before. Not because it was bad but because the story was so realistic and the absolute corruption was sickening. I’ve never hated pigs as much as I did while reading this.
As I was going through it I began questioning EVERY statement because there was lie after lie coming from the pigs and the authority. They were so manipulative and deeply brainwashing. The pigs order the other animals around and make them do all the manual labour but they articulate to the other animals like they’re doing this for the benefit of “the community.”
The book is just so provocative and it’ll change the way you see politics and society. A must read.