NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUREditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
The Book-of-the-Month Club dual selection, with John Gunther's Behind the Curtain (1949), for July, this projects life under perfected state controls. It presages with no uncertainty the horrors and sterility, the policing of every thought, action and word, the extinction of truth and history, the condensation of speech and writing, the utter subjection of every member of the Party. The story ... Read full review
Review: Nineteen EightyFourEditorial Review - Bookreporter.com
NINETEEN EIGHTYFOUR 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 ... Read full review
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This book was completely out there. To be honest, I really didn't enjoy it very much at all. It made no sense to me whatsoever, and was a complete waste of my time.