A classic masterpiece. Another book that deserves your undivided attention. Presenting 1984 by George Orwell.
Here is the summary of the book:
Written...moreA classic masterpiece. Another book that deserves your undivided attention. Presenting 1984 by George Orwell.
Here is the summary of the book:
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power 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.
This is the lord of all things dystopia. A relic of old if you will but definitely not a must read because not many have the patience to go through a classic novel and its long winding paragraphs. Now i'm not going to go in depth with this review because this is one book that you need to read yourself to understand the authors motifs and while all his predictions may not have come true for all....with a few exceptions to the rule but the Orwellian masterpiece is one you don't want to miss out on.
Thought crime, thought police or the concept of Big Brother, an entity that keeps a close eye on everything that is happening in the city. Well reading this you'll definitely understand where and how the concept of big brother and its adversary reality shows may have sprung up. Imagine a world where one single stray though can be detrimental to your safety. One single thought can be your undoing.
WAR IS PEACE.
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
Orwell really gives a new meaning to them with his penmanship. That famous chapter nine definitely cuts up a new, gives a new meaning to the hollow within. In a world overloaded by laws Winston maintains his illicit romance, the torture, the manipulation.....a raw power in the making.
"An Orwellian saga you don't want to miss out on if you are a Dystopia fan"
The first American author, male or female, to write a full-length novel of detection was a Victorian-era woman, Metta Fuller Victor. Another nineteent...moreThe first American author, male or female, to write a full-length novel of detection was a Victorian-era woman, Metta Fuller Victor. Another nineteenth-century woman author, Anna Katherine Green, invented the amateur spinster sleuth, whose progeny are legion, ranging from Agatha Christie's Miss Marple to a gaggle of contemporary cozy heroines on both sides of the Atlantic. Green achieved any number of detective fiction firsts, including the first use of an icicle as murder weapon.
. . . . . . . This is just the beginning of a complex investigation full of wrong turns and faulty conclusions. The clues are particularly delightful - a pincushion out of place, lost keys, lost rings, too many women's hats etc. Early on, Miss Butterworth feels that her worth has not been appreciated by the police. So she undertakes her own investigation - and has the time of her life doing it.
Despite a few erroneous notions, Miss Butterworth emerges as a truly amazing detective - and wins Gryce's admiration. She's charmer, a crusty old maid with a well-concealed soft heart - and quite a slippery interrogator. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple was inspired by the delightful Miss Butterworth.
So move over, Miss Marple! The original spinster sleuth is back, confronting ghostly coaches, nosing into family skullduggery, and tripping over occasional corpses. Three cheers for Amelia Butterworth and her creator Anna Katharine Green.