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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KristyJewel - LibraryThing
So, I was 90% sure that I had already read this book but now that I have reread it I am not sure. I read this book back in middle school right after I read "Gathering Blue" and all I remember was that ... Read full review
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There are so many classic novels that don't hold up after many years and some that probably stunk in the first place and someone silly decided that everyone should read them. 1984 is what I think a ... Read full review