Animal Farm by George Orwell
To me, It`s perfection it self...
watching your own world in a mirror with a book written 80 years ago is something else, it`s fact well-known that every revolutionary rebellion has its commander even if you take every precaution to prevent it, it will appear because simply you don`t trust your self enough to tell it what to do so you need to be told "Comrade Napoleon, what will we gonna do now?"... "Comrade Napoleon is always right" ... "the water simply taste better because of Comrade Napoleon" ... "sure, you don`t want Jones back, are you Comrade?" ... and, any commander has his ego and even if he hadn`t it, believe me he will got it. "his" ego not their or them, there is no "we" in the process no "Animalism". every thing he do must be appreciated, every problem he has must be solved and every bless must be his.
"all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" , Simply like that.
~Omnia reda's review
I read this book in Kiswahili version (shamba la wanyama) and it was fantastic. You will always finish a chapter and begin another.
This novel is about power struggles. The animals overthrow the existing government (farmer) and start governing their own however some animals on the leadership ladder gang to lead others and the excesses of the old system spill over to the new system.
Famous quote: "all animals are equal however there are those animals which are more equal than others"
This book is a reflection of how the Kenyan government has been run since precolonial times.
About the author (2011)
ERIC ARTHUR BLAIR (1903–1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist whose best-known works include the dystopian novel 1984 and the satirical novella Animal Farm. He is consistently ranked among the best English writers of the 20th century, and his writing has had a huge, lasting influence on contemporary culture. Several of his coined words have since entered the English language, and the word "Orwellian" is now used to describe totalitarian or authoritarian social practices.
I had fond memories of reading this book in grade school and after failing to acquire it in print form as it is banned now in many countries, including the USA, I enjoyed reading it digitally via Google books. Excellent in every way, with so many parallels to modern politics it is just scary.