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: 1984User Review - Jim Dennison - Goodreads
It would be easy to think that 'Big Brother' would suffer at the hands of the reputation that precedes it. It's become shorthand for many assumptions political and otherwise. It's even spawned the ... Read full review
Review: 1984User Review - Francesca Bracci - Goodreads
Quoting the "Afterword" here: "1984 is an expression of a mood, and it is a warning. The mood it expresses is that of near despair about the future of man, and the warning is that unless the course of ... Read full review