Orwell is so wonderfully descriptive of all around him: the flowers, the forest, the rains, and the life of the Burmese.
The story is full of such delightfully real characters: Ellis, who hates the Burmese, wanting any excuse to shoot them, to trample them underfoot, to grind them into the dust. He is not delightful, but he's real, true to life. Then there is Flory, the coward, who wants so much to help his Burmese friend the doctor but can never find the courage to do so because of the taunts and jeers of his English colleagues - until pushed to the limit he suddenly speaks out. Orwell portrays human nature in all its variety in this greatly entertaining, yet serious, book.
I loved it!...Continua