April 27, 2010

I can't believe I've never read this book until now. 1984 was brilliant, and this is right on par with it. The entire concept of a utopian society has always intrigued me, and I've always believed that in theory, communism can work, but unfortunately the human factor won't allow it. Human nature is the major uncontrollable flaw with communism. Greed, jealousy, envy, feelings of superiority, all parts of human nature, and all elements that stop communism from being effective, stop the possibility of a utopian society. This book is doing a fantastic job of proving that. A great theory, but an impossible reality. "All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."

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Suse said...

It's been on my to do list for a while, must get it out of the library and get stuck in. Have you read brave new world? It's a high school text over here so most kids have to read it, but I loved the concepts of equality and didn't realise until later on it was akin to communism, bit slow sometimes ;)

Taddy said...

I've always thought communism would work too, in theory. Great minds......

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