Mark’s #5 – Animal Farm by George Orwell

February 6, 2012 1

On my reading adventures, sometimes I wonder how I managed to make it to 36 years of age without reading certain books. George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal farm fall into this category.  Long before my days studying the political transitions of the Czech Republic from communism to democracy, I had […]

Mark’s #4 – 1984 by George Orwell

January 30, 2012 0

First published in 1949, George Orwell’s dystopian novel increasingly seems less like a work of fiction and more like a prophetic vision.  This book was disturbing to read on many levels.  Thankfully society as a whole has not yet reached the level of totalitarianism that the book’s ‘Big Brother’ oligarchy […]