Phil is reading an oldie, but a goodie: ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell. He highly recommends reading the edition illustrated by Ralph Steadman. You may recognize his distinctive style from the illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loating in Las Vegas. Animals, Dust Jackets, Books Jackets, George Orwell, Illustration, Dust Covers, Ralph Steadman, Animal Farms, Dust Wrappers
Desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other peoples’ idea of the kind of society that they should strive after No book is genuinely free from political bias. The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude. Animal Farm was published on August 17, 1946. Here is George Orwell on the four universal motives for writing and creativity, including #4, political purpose.
Animal Farm - George Orwell “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
2009 ALEX Award-- "The shaky marriage between Henry McAllan and his city-bred wife Laura becomes even more unstable when his brother Jamie returns from World War II in 1946 to help work the family's miserable cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta, along with his comrade-in-arms Ronsel Jackson, the oldest son of local sharecroppers, who soon learns that his heroics in battle mean nothing in the Jim Crow south."
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale / Dick, Philip K. (movie title: Total Recall - this new release of the movie is to be more closely tied to the original short story from which Total Recall is based)
"Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia."
" When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. ...What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge"--Provided by publisher. January 2015 Book Club Book