Book review #2: 1984 by George Orwell

All I knew about 1984 before reading it was that it was a vision of the future written by George Orwell in 1948. I read Animal Farm a few years ago, and I remember that Orwell was quite a good political analyst and sociologist in that book (but not in a boring way). So I was curious about what he could have imagined for that future. If you don’t know what to expect, after reading the first page, you’ll get the tone, and you’ll know it won’t be easy for Winston (the main character). He lives in a world ruled … Continue reading Book review #2: 1984 by George Orwell

Book review #1: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

It is quite a challenge to write a review about Les Misérables. But I guess now I understand why it is so famous, and I can tell you that: it deserves it. We all know (at least French people do) Cosette, Jean Valjean, Gavroche and the Thénardiers even if we haven’t read the book (yet). But who are they? That’s what you’ll get to know in this masterpiece. Written by Victor Hugo and first published in 1862, Les Misérables is considered as one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. And nearly two centuries after the beginning of the story, … Continue reading Book review #1: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo