Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Animal Farm, by George Orwell has one of the most misleading titles you could ever imagine. Bottom line, no matter how much your child likes farms, animals or Charlotte’s Web, don’t give this book to them as a birthday present. If you do, they may start singing “Old MacDonald” to the tune of The Internationale. I’ve read the book and while I appreciate both it and the message, its not exactly a “fun” read, despite the talking animals, as these reviewers will attest:

The book has one point that it beats to death over and over again. Why anybody would ever need Cliffs notes to figure out what the book is about is beyond me.

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I can’t stand this kind of unrealistic plot, (whose ever heard of pigs giving lectures about politics).

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…the book contained absurdities on EVERY page, such as: animals that can read, write, paint, sew, operate firearms, sing, teach, trade, and form Communist dictatorships.

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This book was written by a insane man named George Orwell, who hated society, and displayed that by bashing humanity, and making people look like lower lifeforms than animals… To be honest I think this man is crazy and needs to be locked up.

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…if it really happened the cats would run things because everyone knows that cats are born leaders.

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I’m sure the author was a wonderful person, but this was just not a good book. Read something happier like, oh I don’t know, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It’s amd excellent read, and with the Holidays coming up, everyone wants to feel happy.

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This book is disgraceful! It is the worst book ever! It really stinks! All it has is animals that run around and say “Comrade”! Good Grief!

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Stupid guy had to express his feelings and whine about Russia. Okay Russia was bad, but this is just annoying.

…and, this, from a true believer of the Good Ol’ Soviet Union. Cue the Internationale! :

Snitch for Brit. Intel. s diatribe on russian revolution:This is george orwells take on the russian revolution that tells lies and myths after another. I would suggest that others read historical tracts to reveal Orwells obivious bias and work for the british ruling class. He maligns the achievements of the working class in the soviet union to animalism…

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