One of his six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
Animal FarmRead about the other books on Green's list.
by George Orwell
I loved this as a child and the character Boxer really reminds me of the life my dad had.
He worked down the mines for 40 years and was in essence a slave to those in power, the same as Boxer. It resonates with my father’s demise.
Animal Farm was my first insight into politics as a child, that the pursuit of power will always end in corruption.
Animal Farm is one of Heather Brooke's five books on holding power to account, Chuck Klosterman's most important books; it appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best pigs in literature and Charlie Jane Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs's list of well-known and beloved science fiction and fantasy novels that were rejected over and over.