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“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past
A very interesting book. It makes you really think, and then even question every thought that you had! It can be hard to follow at some points but overall I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good book full of mystery, suspicion, and conspiracy.
1984 was a great book full of twists and turns it was confusing at sometimes but very interesting i would tell people to read the book if they want the sort of book they have to figure out the ending was sorta frustrating which made it feel like you spend the whole book working to solve the mystery but then the hero just looses.
A dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian government which has stripped its inhabitants of every personal freedom, even freedom of thought. While it's not always the most fun to read because of concepts that are often depressing or disturbing, I would recommend it because it leads the reader to contemplate concepts that they maybe wouldn't have thought about otherwise.
This book was so well written that I really liked it, and although the ending didn‘t go as I wished, it was still a great ending. (It sounds weird now, but it sounded better in my head). I finished this book in my English Literature class because I was done with my test and I didn‘t even get to react because we needed silence, but I‘m pretty sure that my teacher saw me internally dying because of the smile that was sent my way. Anyways, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Una lectura que si leíste de joven, DEBES volver a leerlo o si aún no lo lees, que sea tu siguiente lectura.
En verdad duele en el alma conforme vas leyéndolo .
Este libro te dará una cachetada de realidad, pero no solo te quedes con el dolor, debe ser un impulso para hacer una diferencia en los tiempos actuales. No solo es el miedo de lo predictivo, es el terror de que es algo cíclico.
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I probably have had a copy of this since 1984… but have yet to have read it. It has been a book that for years I have said I am going to read and then just never do. However, I have been inspired to actually pick it up and finally read it by #roaringwolf Sci FYI September challenge. It fits the Teleportation prompt of taking you to another time.
Here I go… finally reading this one! Thanks for the inspiration @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
I‘m glad I finally read George Orwell‘s 1984. I‘m still rattled over the stark parallels between the brutal totalitarian state of Oceania, and my current experience working for a large corporation. When Winston gets a good look at himself in that trifold mirror in Room 101, I sobbed.
I moved a lot when I was younger, so I have some knowledge gaps - including this book! It‘s referenced so frequently I knew a lot about it going in. But, it‘s brutal in a way I wasn‘t expecting, especially because it‘s assigned so frequently to teens. I‘m so glad to have finally read it.
For some reason he had always thought of wine as having an intensely sweet taste, like that of blackberry jam, and an immediate intoxicating effect. Actually, when he came to swallow it, the stuff was distinctly disappointing. The truth was that after years of gin drinking he could barely taste it.
Some new pretties for my library! 😍😍😍
I‘m planning on reading 1984 and Their Eyes Were Watching God before the end of the year.
I‘m pretty sure Don Quixote will be one of my 2022 chunksters!
It just make sense to read this book while I‘m still in awe of animal farm yes? In the last interview of George Orwell, the interviewer said ‘1984 is a terrifying masterpiece, so terrifying in fact that I don‘t think I‘d like to read anything like it‘ also the book is so pretty it should be a crime. I‘m psyched.
I read Animal Farm about 10 years ago, and found it to be a boring and heavy-handed extended metaphor. For this reason, I put 1984 off for too long, expecting it to be more of the same. However, it immediately sucked me in. The world-building is immersive and chilling, the plot is engaging, and the dark and difficult truths it presents about society and humanity are heartbreaking.
Final verdict: doubleplusgood.
I can‘t believe I‘ve only just got round to reading this classic. Now I see why it is one of the greatest books of the 20th century. Some of the themes are still so current even now 70 years after it was written. Orwell was way ahead of his time. Genius!
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