The year 1984 is finally upon us, and George Orewll's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "Negative Utopia" -- a startlingly original and powerful novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. --back cover
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A valiant take on totalitarianism. Orwell's oeuvre questions the norms that forms the very “backbone” of a working society in a very existential manner. The concept of “thought police” is a very distinctive illustration of such. A ghastly tale of demise of sanity and henceforth proving, sanity indeed IS statistical.
Well, I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. That doesn't mean I had to enjoy it. I guess I just wanted to figure out why this book is as popular as it is, I still don't. This alternative historical dystopian and the classic book were weird as hell. I didn't even empathize with the MC much, and why he hated BG.. it just felt like he's just different and that's all. Also, why did he suddenly just change? Maybe it's mentioned somewhere, but I don't know, as I skimmed quite a dozen pages with this one. It was just boring. How did someone read this when they were 12, I'm not sure. It's also very adult-y in some matters and I don't suggest this for 12-year-olds at all... I mean as boring as it is, I don't suggest it to anyone. In the beginning, I felt intrigued, but then it just fell down. especially with the introduction of Julia... I'm going now, to read some other books that I hope will enjoy.
Also for anyone curious why I gave this 3 stars... I don't know.
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