While everyone under the sun seems to have read this when they were in high school, I just finally got around to it now. Sure, I've started it before and didn't finish, and I've seen the movie, but come on...I'm almost 40! I think part of me was reluctant, (view spoiler)[knowing that it didn't end well (hide spoiler)]
and knowing the basic gist of it besides.
A proper review is coming...RATING: 4.5 (Slight deduction from the full 5 stars for tediousness in the midsection when Orwell stayed on his soap for too long a stretch.)Review Introduction
Since just about everyone has already read this or seen the movie or at least has heard of it enough to know the general story, I feel there's little point in giving my two cents on the book itself. What else could be said? Therefore I'll give you an encapsulation of the feelings I took away from it. Review
"Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you."
The world is 1984
all over again. It has always been and may always be. We humans can and could do anything we want, ANYTHING, so what do we do? We enslave one another. If there's one universal truth among all homo sapiens, it's that we all want happiness. Instead of working towards that goal, we beat it out of one another. I will no doubt go to my grave having lived under this irrational, tyrannical self-rule, still wondering why. Through the fruits of my own labor and personal struggle, I hope I'm able to squeeze enough sweetness from my time here to lie down the final time with a smile on my face. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>