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Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith’s desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.
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Review: Nineteen Eighty-fourUser Review - Anita Carter - Goodreads
Another re-read. It is easy to forget just how terrifying the last part of this book is. I loved the Introduction written by Pynchon, too. His idea that Orwell (and writers generally) feared becoming too comfortable certainly resonates with me. Read full review
Review: Nineteen Eighty-fourUser Review - Obinna Okolo - Goodreads
Vacuum of a read! I felt in like with Winston's rebellious heart hidden by the orthodoxy; then the book sucked me in when he and Julia were captured by the Thought-Police. Never got a chance to read, but I'm glad I did. Read full review