Reviews of Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936)
Review by datovs (2012-08-13)
Keep the Aspidistra Flying is another George Orwell novel with strong and passionate political and social views. It is this style that makes Orwell's work so enjoyable to read. However, in this particular novel, the protagonist shares a view and sticks with it so stubbornly that is becomes difficult to empathize with. It is a beautiful read, but at times, it can get frustrating and painful. Funnily enough, this is most likely the intention of Orwell, which again attests to his talent.
(This review refers to the 1936 version titled “Keep the Aspidistra Flying”)