So it seems there is a birthday coming. August 9, will mark the 70th year since the start of George Orwell’s Diaries. If you don’t know who George Orwell is, smack yourself.
He was a famous English writer who wrote about the abuse of power. He wrote six novels, three non-fiction books, and many essays. He is best known for 1984 (the source of people repeating the phrase ‘Dystopian Future’ ad nauseam) and Animal Farm. If you haven’t read them, you really should. If, living in America in the year 2008, you ever think your life is hard, pick up a copy of Down and Out in Paris and London. It was based on Orwell’s own experiences and will shame you into ever complaining about your job ever again.
Anyway, back to the diaries. Continue reading