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.