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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    unexpectedly excellent

    Gordon Comstock is not the most endearing of characters, and becomes increasingly less so as the novel progresses. Waging his own personal war against the "money code" Gordon trudges through life on 2 quid a week, convinced that he cannot be a real writer while maintaining a "good" job.

    At times the book is too repetitive, however this is an excellently written book with a perfectly anticlimactic ending. Darkly humorous interspersed with the gritty realities of surviving in London as a would-be poet sticking unrelentingly to his ideals. Gordon's life is the physical embodiment of irony.

    A great read. One of those books you feel smarter for having read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    very good

    wish the DVD would come out The Merry War" with Richard Grant and Helen Bohnam Carter..based on this book .movie was awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    See How They Get You?

    I lived and breathed this book from beginning to end. At times I wanted to cry out, I became so involved with this moth-eaten, mildly sympathetic character. Orwell uses his usuall broad strokes here, but on a much smaller canvas. Especially recommended for starving artists.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2000

    Not just 1984...

    This Orwell character wrote some books besides 1984 and Animal Farm... This is the first one I read other than those two. I just completely related to Gordon Comstock -- truly unimaginable for most people, I'm sure. It's really a simple story. I don't believe he's trying to make any bold sociological statements like in other works. He just wants to write a nice little story. Also check out Down and Out in Paris and London, if you have the Socialist leanings that I do.

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