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1984 by George Orwell
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read January 11, 2008.

One of the greatest works of the 20th century. Orwell's dystopian vision is frightening, all-encompassing, depressing, and yet a rallying cry against totalitarianism. The impact this book has had on society can simply not be understated: "Big Brother", "doublethink", "newspeak"...all have their origins here. The very term "Orwellian" is derived from it's impact. Worth reading by anyone.
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January 11, 2008 – Finished Reading
November 13, 2008 – Shelved

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