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What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 6 months ago
1984 is probably THE book when it comes to dystopian fiction, it is a canonical or if you like „classic“ novel, but now I wonder if it really deserves this status.My dystopian October readings included Evgenij Zamjatins We, which was actually the blueprint for 1984 (believe it or not, but since Orwe...
TwistedAlyce rated it 9 months ago
Started of great. I got pulled in to Winstons 1984 world. The whole big brother is watching, the elite ruling the masses. But then near the end I started to lose interest and felt the nicely flowing tale was rushed to end.
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 1 year ago
So I'm on a mission to read several dystopians before I get sick of it like I did with the vampires. This one while as disturbing as Brave New World, and seems to be relevant for the 2017-2021 years at the moment, I didn't enjoy it like I did with Brave New World. That being said it is a bit more ...
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it 1 year ago
I am so disappointed and so jealous. I'm jealous of those who read this book and loved it so much they gave it 5 stars. I can see why it's a classic and I can see why so many would love this book but I did not.Parts of it (especially Book 2 - Chapter 9) read like an economic and political textbook a...
The Bookish Corner
The Bookish Corner rated it 1 year ago
Rating: To ComeWow, this book is mind blowing, seriously! "WAR IS PEACEFREEFOM IS SLAVERYIGNORANCE IS STRENGTH."Such power and meaning in these three lines. These are so true not only in our 21st century, but also 30 to 40 years ago. I am only 20 pages into this book, and I must admit that it is k...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 1 year ago
Despite a great narrator, this book was painful to listen to. I understand what Orwell is trying to say with this story, but I've never read a book with violence, sex, and political intrigue that managed to be so excruciatingly boring. I have at times said that great nonfiction is so entertaining ...
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it 1 year ago
I finally got "1984" finished. I had started this last year and spent the summer ignoring this one. Turns out that last summer was the calm before the storm and was probably not the best time to be reading anything. Which explains why I've become so hooked on fan fiction. One of the best quotes from...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 2 years ago
Is it bad that I had low expectations for this book? I do really love George Orwell's writing, and to be fair it exceeded them easily. I had the same question going into Brave New World: school's teach these just a year or two after you are reading YA dystopias and everyone conscripts them to make p...
juniper green
juniper green rated it 2 years ago
Probably the most boring of the "must-read" dystopias.A "must-read" nonetheless.
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 2 years ago
I was assigned this book in high school. I hated it so much I was unable to finish it. Given how well loved this book is, I figured I needed to give it another try as an adult. The perfect opportunity came when it became the first book in the David Bowie Book Club.So what do I think now? Well, a...
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