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Hopefully I am not the only one who enjoyed this book by George Orwell. The world that he creates is so contorted and sickening, that it is realistic. A world where your thoughts are the only crimes. A world of castes. A world where the government can hear everything you say, without a warrant (sound familiar).
The concept of double speak I found remarkably interesting. Can 2+2=4 and 2+2=5 at the same time?
I would suggest this book to everyone.
01-16-2006, 08:50 AM
I read it almost three years ago, and remember it a bit vaguely...but I liked it a lot, and it scared me at the same time. And I'd read it just in time to get all the coming references to Big Brother.
02-06-2006, 01:11 PM
I heard that book was kind of creepy. my mom and i like to read different books and then compare notes. she said that when she read it, and then the patriot act was created, it made her wonder... :confused:
The book is creepy. The government knowing this much about its citizens and the citizens knowing that little about their government = creepy.
That is odd about your mom's timing.
02-13-2006, 10:00 AM
any ideas on other good books... i have been looking around and nothing as of late appeals to me...
If you like 1984, I would suggest reading Anthem by Ann Rand. It is similar to 1984, but not the same.
02-18-2006, 01:02 AM
I haven't read 1984, but I have read Brave New World, and I enjoyed that. They have similiar concepts (utopia/distopia). So my suggestion is Brave New World.
02-23-2006, 01:00 PM
I found 1984 to be a book full of interesting concepts, but the writing left a lot to be desired. For me, Farenheit 451 was a much creepier book (and Ray Bradbury wrote it in 9 days!!!), purely because the world turned as it did through sheer laziness of the populace.
I think the best section of the book was in Emmanual Goldstein's Book. War is Peace was especially interesting.
I don't really like newspeak and double think. Whenever I try thinking in all positive words with un's and pluses, it sounds so odd.
03-22-2006, 01:47 AM
It sounds way creepy! lol
The book is very creepy, but not in the traditional sense.
03-23-2006, 10:33 PM
I hated 1984 but I liked Brave New World which is strange considering they are alike in many ways. I suppose the main difference for me was that in Brave New World, John Savage never really gave in to the pressure while the guy from 1984 did. Besides that I just hate George Orwell, not because he's a bad writer since I know he's amazing, but his books make me feel hopeless which isn't a feeling I like so I simply don't read them if given a choice.
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