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Wigan Pier
Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (3043)  Report abuse
I have just finished reading George Orwell's book :
THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER" What i would like to point out first is i am not an avid reader, that alas is one of my faults. So with my background or should i say my father's mining background i took the plunge and bought it, i have just finished it and to my delight i thoroughly enjoyed it!

All i would advise is if you were like me and have roots in coal mining etc, it is a MUST READ. It has got me going my next attempt is George Orwell's 1984.
So im giving that a go .

Posted by: MarieM (5358) Report abuse
I started the Road to Wigam Pier and 1984 and I couldn't finish any of them.

Posted by: momac (9755)  Report abuse
Marie,that's because you're never at home long enough.
You know me...I'm only joking.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3043)  Report abuse
MarieM: Have another try i agree second half of the WIGAN PIER IS A BIT HEAVY but well worth it in the end ,and this from a crap book reader!

Posted by: MarieM (5358) Report abuse

Posted by: jarvo (29092)  Report abuse
Part One is hilarious.

Posted by: priscus (7267) Report abuse
The essay 'Inside the Whale' by Orwell was first of his works read by me, when I was about thirteen years old.

I thought his style very readable and content very engaging.

Within two years, I had read all of his written work, including published letters and journalism.

In my teens, he, along with Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr would have been my favourite authors.

When I read 'The Road to Wigan Pier', it was far closer to the time he was writing of, than to the present day.

Someone reading it for first time today, who has not the same contact with the world he describes, may have entirely different emotional responses to its content.

Posted by: aussie94 (1789) Report abuse
Golden bear that is a great book glad you enjoyed it .Your next read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist . That will open your eyes

Posted by: MarieM (5358) Report abuse
aussie, They reckon if you read this, which I have, you will never vote Tory.


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