Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell

Books v. Cigarettes

George Orwell

126 pages first pub 1946 (editions)

nonfiction classics essays philosophy challenging reflective slow-paced


Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a cri...

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reflective 86%
informative 66%
funny 22%
lighthearted 22%
challenging 15%
emotional 11%
sad 10%
dark 8%
inspiring 8%
relaxing 8%
adventurous 5%
mysterious 1%
tense 1%


medium 58%
slow 26%
fast 15%

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