This is my first blog entry in a while, and I am very sorry for the wait.
Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell is a classic that I consider understated because of the recognition of its strong political message.
Just a reminder, do NOT read any further if you have not already read this book because I will spoil everything for you!
Gordon Comstock is a proud poet who deals with the struggles of a lack of money and has declared war on the “money-god” who controls all of society. He believes that “all modern commerce is a swindle” and he wants to live by his values.
He eventually becomes obsessed with money and how it affects his relationship with his girlfriend, Rosemary. Gordon learns that his intense hatred of money and its effect on himself as a person is what has caused his relationship with Rosemary to down-spiral.
My favorite character is Rosemary because of her faithfulness to Gordon and her loving attitude through all of his downfalls. Rosemary is very generous yet headstrong in her job and other aspects of her life.
I recommend this book for fans of George Orwell’s novel 1984 because they are very similar in the topics of authority struggles and poverty.
Please comment if you have any questions or ideas for another book that I should read.
I read a lot of modern literature as well, so comment if you would like to hear more about those.
Coming soon: 1984 by George Orwell