I've been enjoying working my way through George Orwell's back catalogue over the last few months. 'Coming Up For Air' was a book I adored. 'The Clergyman's Daughter' was also good. Consequently my expectations were fairly high. I don't consider this book to be as good as either of the aforementioned books. I found protagonist Gordon Comstock to be both tedious and implausible. He constantly bemoans the consequences of the choices he has made. The ending was predictable and, whilst any Orwell is worth reading this is not up there with his best work.