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1984 by George Orwell – Book Review

Science Fiction, Dystopia, Classics

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Book Review

1984

George Orwell

5/5

Science Fiction, Dystopia, Classics

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1984

George Orwell

5/5

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“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

Synopsis

With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

Review

A world founded on hatred is victorious and holds true power, but it’s a world that I don’t want to be a part of. This is a story that will haunt me until the end of my days.

2 + 2 = 5

WAR IS PEACE.

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

What’s truly frightening is that you see pieces of this dystopia reflected in present-day societies. Beliefs held in one’s fickle mind are malleable and easily shaped into new existences.

Okay, enough of my fractured thoughts; this read obviously broke my brain. It had exceptional worldbuilding for just under 300 pages. A bit of an information dump that halted the even flow, but it turned around quickly, and we had smooth sailing to the end. Anyways, it’s a dark, thought-provoking must-read if you love a good dystopian.

Best,

Ashley

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