Sunday, June 10, 2012

What To Read

Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
If you like the novels by George Orwell specifically “Burmese Days”, “Animal Farm” and “1984” you will enjoy finding about the origins of these books and how the story was developed. “Finding George Orwell in Burma” explores the link between these three books and how they predicted the present situation of Burma (now Myanmar). Also explored, is the current situation of which the Burmese live in and the type of environment they are faced with. Another element that is shown and explored is the decline of the people in terms of wealth, literary ability, mathematical reasoning, and how the country is collapsing on itself due to its tyrannical dictatorship.
A novel that truly upholds the name of Orwell by explaining and exploring the possible emotions of how he must have felt and what inspired the images that he wrote about in what is considered the “Burmese Prophecy” which consists of Burmese Days, Animal Farm and 1984.
This book is a must read if you are interested in what inspired Orwell to create the memorable images of Big Brother, the Thought Police and the system of government that is presented in 1984, and also what inspired him to write about the pigs that took over in Animal Farm and who they were based on.

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