Sunday, September 21, 1997

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

This is a very sharp piece of satire, most of Swift's observations of the human condition remaining true over 250 years later.  The section on the Houyhnhnms is laying it on a bit thick in places, or at least I like to think so.  Still, Swift's remarks on the corruptness of governments and the evils of colonialism and so forth, all topped off with the worst sin of all, pride, really hit the spot.

five stars

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