This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.
A revealing, humanistic novel. I read the whole thing in one day, couldn't put it down.
As Orwell's first book, it is fantastic. A great read about real life in a poverty state in Paris and London in the early 20th century. A must read, at least in my mind.
Ok not great
Not bad but the storyline wasn't very interesting at some points it seems more like a diary explaining poverty than anything else and Orwell evens notes this at the end of the book