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Keep the Aspidastra Flying
Keep the Aspidastra Flying | George Orwell
An early socially critical novel by a master of the genre. Set in 1930s London, Keep the Apsidistra Flying focuses on Gordon Comstock, a bookstore employee who is determined to distance himself from what he sees as a corrupt, money-focused form of life, despite his belief that his poverty will doom him to sadness, and to failure with his girlfriend, Rosemary. Meanwhile, he is working slowly and inconsistently on what he hopes will big his poetic magnum opus, despite the minimal success of his previous writing. The novel is a nuanced investigation of money and class disparity, and probes the question of what actually makes one happy. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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Dear Universe
Please can Richard E Grant narrate every single audiobook from now on?
Many thanks

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kathedron
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I've come to the conclusion that Orwell's books have important things to say about aspects of our contemporary society, as much as his own, but reading them is a miserable experience. I've seen this one billed as a dark comedy: maybe I'm betraying my own relative lack of status in the money world, but it struck me as dismal from start to finish. Richard E. Grant's excellent narration got me through it.

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Emilymdxn I feel EXACTLY the same about orwell. I can help but feel he was an amazing journalist who shouldn‘t have tried writing fiction :/ 2y
rabbitprincess Ooooo Richard E. Grant narrates this? Nice! That's convinced me anyway... 😁 2y
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Admiral Ackbar & I want to wish everyone a happy & safe Memorial day weekend filled with good company & great books! Also, just a reminder that June 1st officially starts 'Who Picked This Book' book club so be sure to pick up your copies of Maestra by L.S. Hilton! First meeting is June 13th!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Aspidistra is in my TBR! 4y
BookFreakOut Aww that name makes me laugh he's so cute! 😊Watching Return of the Jedi at this very moment. 4y
brittnaypozen @ErickaS Flyleafunfurled I love it! I can't wait to hear what you think of it! 4y
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brittnaypozen @BookFreakOut thank you! I'm a big star wars fan lol. Enjoy your movie! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Also, my biggest hermit crab is named Zoidberg . . . 4y
brittnaypozen @ErickaS Flyleafunfurled omg I love that! Lol zoidberg was my favorite 4y
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