How do people over the age of 14 enjoy this book? I thought I would reread it, and the imbuing of ideology is so lazy and transparent, I want to put it down forever
Animal farm is very coherent, to the point of being written for children
>accusation of cheap political statement
>likes animal farm
Right and I understand the allegory and everything I just don't fully understand where the transition from extended metaphor to canonical western lit comes in.
Why? I don't expect every atlantic article to be here in fifty years...
>canonical western lit
How about you forget that crap for once and read to enjoy.
>I want to put it down forever
I feel the same way about Animal Farm and 1984. It was great when I didn't know better. Now that I'm well read and more worldly wise (Particularly about politics), a retrospective read shows that it's total garbage and only touted by plebeians who simply don't know any better.
I'm 23, and I kind of liked the book.
Not very good, but very readable and clear, and that's something I appreciate as much in novels as in philosophy, for there seems to be a lot of writers today for which their obscurity is seen as good - even when this obscurity is beyond what they themselves can comprehend.
I find the book to be clear in what it says and it success in creating a engaging representation of it. Agreeing or not with the political message is a different matter (I personally think that Orwell's political thinking may be considered naive more than once) when it comes to judge a work of fiction.