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An allegory for socialism.

Animal Farm - George Orwell

I'm not a great lover of fairy stories, so it didn't surprise me that I wasn't bowled over by this classic. However, I can see how it became such a hit, as it's extremely clever in its subtleties. 

I did admire the allegory of the animals who represented various characters from the Russian revolution, the rise of power of the pigs and the unquestioning, tireless endurance of my favourite character, Boxer, the shire horse. 

It's also timeless, I can easily find other regimes illustrated within its pages, North Korea being one that immediately comes to mind.

This is the first of Orwell's works that I've read and I'm sure I shall read others in the future.

 

Excellently narrated in my Audible version by Simon Callow.