β€œIt is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.” ― George Orwell, Burmese Days


Burmese Days by George Orwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading Burmese Days after 1984, indeed allows one to comprehend the maturity of Orwell’s writing he showed in his later works.

Pages after pages, almost until half way through the book, Burmese Days is nothing but a good, detailed description of what’s the life of an Englishman in Burma (during 1900s). However, things pick up pace when a new member, a beautiful, young Ingleikma joins the group of local Englishmen.

Burmese Days might leave you in confused emotional state, fuelled with a lot of questions. Whatever happened through the entire book, brought almost to a sudden, trivial halt leaves you with an uncomfortable, unsatisfying feel. Why?, you ask.

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