Top positive review
Often rings as true today as it did when it was written
on 14 October 2017
Where is our contemporary Orwell? Writers brave enough to step outside their comfortable lives and experience a world at odds with their upbringing are few and far between?
Orwell is brutally honest and admits his prejudice towards the working class, then immerses himself in his search to find out how class divides us!
His bewilderment at Socialist "food cranks" and "sandal wearers" is often amusing from our modern perspective.
All the same this is essential reading, still thought provoking, and throws up questions and problems which we still haven't fully solved.