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1984
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February 1, 2016
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February 29, 2016
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Shay
Sep 23, 2014 Shay rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Ugh! Finally. Reading this book was like walking through quicksand. The overall story is good, scary. But it is so bogged down. I didn't give a hoot about the characters and was actually excited when they were busted.

It has been awhile since I read this book. While it was difficult for me to read, it was dry and unexciting. I would recommend it to everyone. The world these characters live is is absolutely terrifying. The thing that makes it so terrifying is that we can already see bit of it in
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Monica
Oct 11, 2014 Monica rated it it was amazing
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Wooow....I am actually scared, scared that a crazy person may try to put this way of governance into action and maybe even succeed. This book will never become obsolete. It's too real. 1984 was just a metaphor it could be any year. I am a little sick n terrified, but will definitely revisit this. Wooow..

Ignorance should have been the slogan of the party. Ignorance is freedom. Reality is slavery.

Because they torture a person untill they submit to abject ignorance.

The part where O'brien said they
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Karen
Aug 25, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
First off, amazing book. Very important work of literature. If you haven't read 1984 since it was a required reading assignment, I highly recommend picking it up again. There was no reason why I chose to re-read 1984 at this particular time but it could not have been a more fitting choice. This 2016 presidential race and the nightmare of Donald Trump could easily be a fictional creation of George Orwell and 1984 is proof that he saw what was coming. The Trump rallies are basically Hate Week come ...more
N_alex
May 23, 2016 N_alex rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, biblioteca
Um livro muito bom que, em alguns aspectos, chega a ser como que uma "previsão" da actualidade.
Andrea McGimsey
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May 08, 2015 Megan Hoover marked it as to-read
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Aug 11, 2014 Pooja marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 26, 2012 Sammi marked it as to-read
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Nick Petrone
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