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Animal Farm by George Orwell

This is a must read to understand the Russian Revolution, communisme and how it all affects the people living in it.

Even though this novel is not full of literary chef d’oeuvre phrases, it’s still an amazing read, because the main idea remains in the metaphors and the raw portrait of Stalin, portrayed by a pig – Napoleon. It’s so obvious that Napoleon is the prototype of Stalin, how he acts, changes rules for his gain and commands the farm, that it’s no surprise this novel was banned in Soviet Union.

The revolution is never for the people, but for the main figures. In this novel it shows very well how people gets high hopes for change, but in most cases, the Commander always has his own “constitution”, not people’s.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” It pretty much sums up communist Soviet Union.

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