Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...
Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...
A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the influence of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
A vivid and encapsulating experience
An amazing book. This is the first book I’ve read in a while and I don’t regret it.
I’ve watched a lot of action movies, comedy shows and this really opened up my mind to books.
After this one I’m going to read a lot more to discover more unique and captivating stories!
After the year we’ve had with 2020 you’d be mistaken for thinking that this is a future historical drama based on the Covid restrictions, however it is a fantastic look into what could happen when the government over extends its control of every aspect of an individual’s life to the point where they control history, speech and thought. Some would say the dystopian world of the socialist state is a dream come true for some political leaders on the far left and others would conclude its a nightmarish scene of absolute control. Either way you look at it there is no denying that it is brilliantly written, the undertone of absolute fear of being caught is always present even as our storyteller is growing in confidence.
A must read for anyone who loves the alternate history genre.
Almost like 2020
Happy I read this book. Felt like I was reading about 2020