Whenever people try to suggest the ideal word count of a story should be this or that, I always refer them to Animal Farm. A story/novel or whatever should only be as long as it is supposed to be. Maybe it be a thousand pages or a mere 120 pages, it is not a reflection of its quality.
It is one of the most favourite books to read, and recently I got it on audible narrated by Stephen Fry, oh how I wish he could narrate all the books worth reading. Animal Farm remains one of my favourite all time books and I hope one day I could write a book even half as good as this one.