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1984

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Title: 1984
Author: George Orwell
Year: 1949

Big Brother is Watching You!

Wow, what a book. In 1984, one of the twentieth century’s great authors, George Orwell, takes a cold look at the future. In it, Winston is a member of a socialist/oligarchic society where every aspect of you life is monitored and controlled. It’s ability to arouse and disturb the consciousness is still as strong as ever!

The most disturbing part of the book is its realism. It is easy to imagine this sort of thing happening.

I thoroughly enjoyed the terminology and the world that Orwell created in the book. Like newspeak, doublethink, Victory Gin, Hate Week, and Oceania.

Bottom line: A great read; both for entertainment value and the issues that it makes you think about.

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