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1984 by George Orwell
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Dec 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read from December 27, 2010 to March 20, 2011

Amazing book, especially considering when it was written and how the fears that Orwell lays out about the future of humanity in his lifetime are still things we should fear today, in 2011, decades after 1984. I read it in part because I read some sort of internet list of books many people quote but have never actually read.

Narratively, 1984 is actually a little clunky. It's got long exposition passages that don't really need to be so long, such as when Winston reads the book, and Orwell digresses into the actual text of the book for pages and pages. It doesn't really add to the narrative or even the concept Orwell is trying to present. Animal Farm is a better book in terms of the actual writing and narrative, but 1984 is an incredible story, an important book, and a must read.

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“Since that time, war had literally been continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.”
George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell
“Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell, 1984

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