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A fascinating picture of pre war England
11 June 2016
This isn't one of Orwell's very best works, but it is an enjoyable read, which paints a fascinating picture of the time it was written, just before World War 2. Like every generation the main protagonist George Bowling, laments the passing of the world he grew up in, and dreams of returning to a simpler time. He is haunted by the coming war and sees clearly the destruction which is to come, as well as a vision of dystopian post war future.
Nothing much happens in this novel, but I learned a great deal about what life was like in pre war England, and in enjoyed the account of Bowlings struggles with his lot in life