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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I read this book in high school and its my favorite book to date. It made me fall in love with dystopian novels. I recently had a yearning to read it again so I ordered it in hardcover because I adore ... Read full review
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A classic that WAS sci-fi at one point, but has become a reality - a must read! We find Big Brother everywhere and suspect we might have empowered him... Read full review