2016/01/24

BOOK REVIEW:
1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL

Title: 1984
Author: George Orwell
Published: 1949
Language: English
Pages: 368
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
Set in a dystopian society where Big Brother watches everything and everyone, where the Thought Police monitors and controls all original thoughts, Winston Smith find himself questioning both the present and the past and silently rebelling against the totalitarian regime.


Review:
Finally, I have read this book and as suspected, it blew me away. I've never seen the movie adaptation and I never really had any idea what it was about except that it was a dystopian must-read.

I thought the world in this novel was fantastic. The political system was fascinating and I especially enjoyed the themes of government surveillance and control, brainwashing, doublethink, censorship and the idea of independent thought and freedom of speech. I think these are things that are still very important topics in our society today.

One cannot help but think about how one such society could possibly exist, but in small doses it does and has in revised forms been attempted. That is a truly terrifying thought. This book has made me think a lot about the importance of freedom and how lucky one is to have it.

I would highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys dystopian fiction.





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  1. Ah, still want to read this one! I've read Animal Farm by Orwell and the 'other' famous dystopian novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Would like to read 1984 in the near future to compare these two :-) Have you read BNW yet? I think you would really like it as well!

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    1. I have not yet read Brave New World, but I want to so bad! :D I'm pretty sure I'll like it :D

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