Read for Book Group. Another book I wouldn't have chosen on my own
For being a book about the Spanish Civil War and the intricacies of the political aspect of it, it could have been a very difficult read to get through. It wasn't easy, but the descriptive storytelling of Orwell's own personal experience made it interesting and palpable. I was lucky enough to have a copy that had the political explanation chapters in the appendix. I may have skipped those.
A depressing and disillusioned, un-romanticized look at war through the eyes of a great writer. The descriptions were so real. I still feel itchy after reading about the lice in their trousers. Ick.