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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four
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6 years, 1 month ago at Feb 20 23:44
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I must be having a good run with books because this is another one I couldn't seem to put down. I was glued to it. It was so well written and the story still has a place in this day and age.
My only problem with it was the part where the "book" came along. That wasn't exactly boring but it was enough to make me want to go to sleep (or perhaps it was just late at night and I'd literally been... read more

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6 years, 9 months ago at Jul 6 11:04
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Set in 1984, the book sees the world divided into three great powers perpetually at war with each other. One of the great powers, Oceania, is ruled by 'the Party' and the Ministries, controlled by Big Brother and the Thought Police who hold absolute power - over every action and word. One man's accidental curiosity leads him into a clandestine world of rebellion - and the search for truth...
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Manufacturer: Penguin
Release date: 10 May 1983
ISBN-10 : 0140126716 | ISBN-13: 9780140126716
Fiction (5), Dystopia (5), Classic (3), Science Fiction (2), Dystopian (2), 1940's (2), Mind Control (2), Top 100 (2), Mental Conditioning (2), Drama (2), Politics (2), UK (2), U (1), (1)
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"George Orwell, 1949"


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"When you make love you're using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy and don't give a damn for anything. They can't bear you to feel like that. They want you to be bursting with energy all the time. All this marching up and down and cheering and waving flags is simply sex gone sour. If you're happy inside yourself, why should you get excited about Big Brother and the Three-Year Plans and the Two Minutes Hate and all the rest of their bloody rot?"


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"Orwell teki sen taas. Vaikka Vuonna 1984 onkin melko samanlaista kommunistinvastaista satiiria kuin Eläinten vallankumous, niiden vertaaminen ei ole siltikään aivan yhteensopivaa. Päähahmojen rakkaustarina dystopiassa on hienoa ja tarkastikuvailtua seurattavaa. Orwell on luonut oman maailmansa, jossa menneisyys muuttuu ja jokainen meistä on Ison Veljen silmien alla. Hienoa satiiria, joka ei jätä kylmäksi. On tosin surullista, että näin hienon kirjan lause "Iso Veli valvoo" on tullut k"


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Raven posted a review 6 years, 1 month ago

1984

“I must be having a good run with books because this is another one I couldn't seem to put down. I was glued to it. It was so well written and the story still has a place in this day and age.

My only problem with it was the part where the "book" came along. That wasn't exactly boring but it was enough to make me want to go to sleep (or perhaps it was just late at night and I'd literally been reading for hours) and yet I think that the story couldn't have done without it, well for some people anyway. In any case it didn't last long and the book carried on perfectly as it had prior to it. Even the ending was well done.” read more

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theboylatham posted a review 6 years, 9 months ago

“Set in 1984, the book sees the world divided into three great powers perpetually at war with each other. One of the great powers, Oceania, is ruled by 'the Party' and the Ministries, controlled by Big Brother and the Thought Police who hold absolute power - over every action and word. One man's accidental curiosity leads him into a clandestine world of rebellion - and the search for truth...

Another thought-provoking book that is as fascinating as it is thrilling.

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