84. An Alternative LINK: George Orwell~ Confessions of a Book Reviewer

Confessions of a book reviewer by George Orwell.

“Half hidden among the pile of papers is a bulky parcel containing five volumes which his editor has sent with a note suggesting that they ‘ought to go well together’. They arrived four days ago, but for forty-eight hours the reviewer was prevented by moral paralysis from opening the parcel. Yesterday in a resolute moment he ripped the string off it and found the five volumes to be Palestine at the Cross Roads, Scientific Dairy Farming, A Short History of European Democracy (this one 680 pages and weighs four pounds), Tribal Customs in Portuguese East Africa, and a novel, It’s Nicer Lying Down, probably included by mistake. His review — 800 words, say — has got to be ‘in’ by midday tomorrow”.

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Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

Founder of Alternative-Read.com, Executive Assistant for Writing Warriors United, and virtual author assistant for busy book professionals and small publishing houses. Editor and reviewer for #altread since 2005.

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