2 Nov 2014

Review - 1984 by George Orwell

Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis: Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - the language of 1984 has passed into the English language as a symbol of the horrors of totalitarianism. George Orwell's story of Winston Smith's fight against the all-prevading Party has become a classic not the least because of its intellectual coherence.

My thoughts: This was a shocking read. Merely to imagine a world without free thoughts is terrifying for me. When I was reading the book, at some parts my mind shouted: wrong wrONG WRONG, because the lack of privacy in the described society hit me so hard every time. The novel is a masterpiece, I cannot deny that, regardless how its mind-paralyzing ideologies made me feel. I definitely recommend it to those who enjoy dystopian novels (although if you’d like to avoid reading graphic torture scenes I suggest you pick up something else).

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