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Which George Orwell book is the best?


Down And Out In Paris And London
  11% (4)
Burmese Days
  0% (0)
A Clergyman's Daughter
  0% (0)
Keep The Aspidistra Flying
  8% (3)
The Road To Wigan Pier
  0% (0)
Homage To Catalonia
  2% (1)
Coming Up For Air
  2% (1)
Animal Farm
  25% (9)
Nineteen Eighty-Four
  50% (18)


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Which George Orwell book is the best? - 7/2/2008 1:47:17 PM   
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I've read 1984 and am reading Animal Farm. The former has proven to be one of the best books I have ever read and the latter is fast becoming one of my favourites as well. Never have I been so blown away by written words, and so terrified. Indeed, 1984 is essentially a horror story written in the form of a political satire and it is utterly brilliant.

I haven't read any of the others, but I will at some point get to them all.

Which of his books is the best?
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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 7/2/2008 4:08:18 PM   
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It's a tough call between Animal Farm and 1984, but Animal Farm just edges it for me...it works as both an allegory about the Russian Revolution and about the downsides of revolutions in general.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 7/2/2008 7:24:54 PM   
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Keep The Aspidistra Flying- My favourite book of all-time. So-far.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 8/2/2008 1:37:06 PM   
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I think that 1984 is the best one, but the one that had the biggest effect on me was Homage to Catalonia.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 8/2/2008 2:31:52 PM   
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I went for 1984 however I have only read that and Animal Farm which also loved. I must get roung to reading his other books as well. So many books so little time!

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 8/2/2008 3:48:15 PM   
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1984 is definitely his most accomplished novel

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 14/2/2008 7:59:44 PM   
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Tough call... but 1984 just edges it for its ability to create a world that's at once totally believable and yet at the same time terrifying. Brilliant.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 15/2/2008 12:36:05 AM   
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1984 was just so amazingly engaging i just had to vote for it...the fact that my title is a quote from it also left me little choice!

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 15/2/2008 5:43:07 PM   
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Animal Farm for me. If you want to get to grips with politics and power, its all there! Brilliant stuff.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 17/3/2012 10:05:55 PM   
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Its been some years since I have read George Orwell's books. I read them in chronological order so I would get to understand how he got to write his masterpiece 1984. That book is one of the greatest books of all time. Its proved relevant to modern times with Big Brother.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 18/3/2012 12:00:01 AM   
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I've read Two Orwell books and one book on his Essays,and all three were an interesting and fascinating read.
But for me,and this is abit cliche,nothing beats 1984.Its just perfectly wrote in every conceavable way.
Its the one book in which I have instantly felt involved with.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 18/3/2012 12:19:49 PM   
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I went for 1984 because its my favourite book of all time. However Animal Farm is a stunning piece of work and I really like Aspidistra, Clergyman's Daughter and Burmese Days.
Though I also enjoy rereading the more personal Catalonia, Down and Out and Wigan Pier.  

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 18/3/2012 12:30:19 PM   
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I've not read Clergyman's Daughter - not sure why as I thought I went through them all at one point. Still 1984 for me. 

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 9/8/2012 1:02:54 AM   
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I went for Coming Up For Air.

Cogently written and echoes his views on the industrial revolution expressed in his essays and foreshadows WWII in brilliant fashion.

I would have gone for 1984 but the part where Winston is reading the book is such a slog.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 13/8/2012 12:21:36 PM   
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There is more to Orwell's work than 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Animal Farm', brilliant though those novels are, and they are, strictly speaking, his best developed novels. My favourite is probably 'Keep The Aspidistra Flying'. Also, as it isn't listed, I'd recommend 'Essays', which is a good collection of the articles he wrote, they are also inspiring stuff.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 15/8/2012 7:31:06 AM   
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1984 wins by virtue of being the best book ever written.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 7/2/2013 7:16:53 PM   
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This is tough. I loved Keep The Aspidistra Flying and A Clergyman's Daughter. But for me it's between the fantastic allegory of Animal Farm and the terrifying dystopia of 1984.

Animal Farm is a masterpiece. It works well even if you aren't aware he is commenting on Red Russia. It is a very sad and frightening tale (I was traumatised by Boxer's demise when I read it as a child) and the moral is impossible to miss. The "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" denouement is a stroke of genius, impossible to forget.

That said, I had to vote for 1984. Also a masterpiece, it is a disturbingly prescient vision which seems to get more and more relevant each passing year. I can think of few other books that have had such a massive impact on society. The Ministry of Truth, Room 101, Big Brother ... all have seeped into the public consciousness. In this age of CCTV, bewildering Facebook privacy settings and facial recognition software, we have all become Winston Smith, battling for anonymity. I just hope my face doesn't get chewed off by rats.

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 13/2/2013 2:47:31 AM   
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As with everyone one else it seems, it was between 1984 and Animal Farm for me. I went for 1984, but really it could've been either, they're both brilliant and two of my faves!

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 27/2/2013 11:05:40 AM   
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not very original opinion but 1984

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RE: Which George Orwell book is the best? - 4/3/2013 1:39:32 PM   
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Down and Out in Paris and London is a humbling reflection on poverty. Puts to shame anyone moaning about being poor in this day and age!

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