Wednesday 3 June 2015

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Maybe it's because I don't review every book I've read, but it feels like it's been a while since my last book review. I have read two books other than this recently, but, to me, they just didn't warrant a review. 

Anyway, on to this review: Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell. I have a bit of a mixed view when it comes to Orwell; I loved Down and Out in Paris and London, but hated Animal Farm. This book definitely leans towards the liking end of my Orwell scale. It tells the story of Gordon Comstock, a man who hates money, he gives up his so-called good job in order to write more, but instead, he slips into poverty, and he gives up on ever becoming a writer, or anything else for that matter, until the end of the book. 

I like this book as it is written with a true passion that shines through each and every word. You really feel that this man hates the world of money, and only goes back to it because he has to. 


1 comment:

  1. Do you know, I've never read any Orwell which is shocking! I must give it a go- such classics! Intriguing review! I am SO behind with my book reviews- haven't done my April or May books!x