This is Pride & Prejudice gone bad- but most definitely not a bad book. Definitely some prep for 1984, a love affair always going wrong, wrapped up in oppression, repression and entitled racism; and that‘s not even the half of it.
Story focuses on a group of British imperialists in Burma in the 1920s. An astonishing cavalcade of despicable characters, each more vile and loathsome than the last. Orwell spent five years in Burma in the military police, and this was the first novel he wrote. You can feel him seething with indignation as he writes, and you seethe along with him. Savagely well written.
#Myanmar #burma #readaroundtheworld Finally finished the first novel by Orwell which already shows his hatred for imperialism and racism. It is full of clear, precise descriptions of Burma in the days of the British Raj and is populated by loathsome characters of every ethnicity, although the British top the pile. One is only mildly hoping for the least loathsome of the colonial white degenerates to triumph. I continue to read more about Burma.
Anyone with one of these knows exactly what I mean. 🙀