Over at the Guardian, Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) talks about the works of george orwell (Animal Farm, 1984).
I read Animal Farm in high school. And by “read” I mean it was forced upon me like so many other reading assignments and, thus, I immediately discounted it. Alas, I was too young and stupid (as oppsoed to now where I’m old and stupid) to realize how good it could be. Also, the political symbolism within it was completely lost on me.