"Thought Police." "Big Brother." "Orwellian." These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that... show more
"Thought Police." "Big Brother." "Orwellian." These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale. More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable-the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality. With a new forward by Thomas Pynchon.
Publish date: May 6th 2003
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
I went into this book expecting to be scared by it, and expecting to love it. While I was somewhat scared by it, I, unfortunately, didn't like it very much. I really didn't like Winston very well. He is a weak, lustful, unpleasant character who contemplates murder and rape. I didn't like Julia. Sh...
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 ...
George Orwell napisał swoją powieść, pod wpływem styczności z komunizmem, jako obserwator i dziennikarz w trakcie wojny domowej w Hiszpanii. "Rok 1984" jest dziełem wyjątkowym, bo wpisuje się doskonale w historię XX wieku. Wieku, który zaznał dwóch okrutnych i śmiercionośnych systemów polityczno-spo...
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...
Wow, this was very disturbing. Seriously the worst world you can ever imagine living in, is described in this book!But there are quite a few aspects that are so relevant to our world today:• In the book telescreens are in everyone's house, on for 24 hours // Nowadays everyone owns a tv, the channels...