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message 1: by J K (new)

J K Great summary of this important book, as much a cultural touchstone as Alice in Wonderland (I guess that explains the Death Match going on on the forum!) it's a book that stayed with me when I read it aged about 14 or 15. Really chilling. I've just read E M Forster's The Machine Stops, which is also terrifying for totally different but even more relevant reasons. 1984 is a warning. and while some leaders may still use 1984 as a guidebook to population control, I feel we're actually *living* in the 'Machine'. 1984 is still amazing.

message 2: by Erica (new)

Erica I really like your point about iconic books and movies at least being worth checking out. I couldn't agree more.

message 3: by Orville (new)

Orville Kennedy More or less agree but V for Vandetta was really lame IMHO.

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