in_reverie, July 11, 2007 (view all comments by in_reverie)
I had to read this book for my History final in 11th grade. I absolutely hated it, but I skipped from page to page and didn't really give it a chance. I recently was cleaning out my closet and I found my copy of it and decided I would re-read it. I think it's absolutely BRILLIANT. That's about all I can say about it. Everyone should read it before they die.
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Julyemarie, June 21, 2007 (view all comments by Julyemarie)
This is a classic. I would say timeless, but my hope is that this country is NOT going in that direction. Very well written and full of promises of what is to come if we do not stand up for our rights. Scary, but an enjoyable read. If you haven't read this one yet, please do!!
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Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia," that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world—so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
Satire on the possible horrors of a totalitarian regime in England in 1984.
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