Currently Reading #10

Keep The Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell.

Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a ‘good job’ in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced.

This summary was taken from the book depository. Sorry but I’ve been super tired this week and haven’t been able to do a mini-review. My doctor is on holiday so I need to wait till the 9th before I can go talk to him. But there really isn’t much he can do and I’m pretty sure this tiredness is from me trying to read too much this week. But I will get a review written as soon as I can. If you haven’t already add me on Goodreads as I will be posting the review there.

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12 thoughts on “Currently Reading #10

      • Understand that. I get busy doing something I like and it’s hard to stop. There was a special event I wanted to do at Fun Trivia a while back and I said I was going to work on it until I either got it done or fell out of my chair. I did get it done that day. It was a close call as I was just about too tired to crawl to bed, lol.

        I think you had asked if WordPress had the falling snowflakes this year. They do. I’ve seen it on a couple of blogs.

        • Oh yeah the snowflakes. I thought I was going mad because I remembered them from last year but couldn’t find the option in my settings. Turns out you can only find the setting after the 1st of December,

  1. I love this book a lot, but it’s been a while since I’ve read it. Comstock is one of my favorite characters, kind of a melodramatic emo-type convinced that only the suffering artist is the true artist. This is a book of Orwell’s that I wish more people knew about and read. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. It’s always interesting to look at an author’s works that are not the famous, central, classic! (Also, fatigue is the worst, thanks so much for posting despite it)

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