#2 1984 – George Orwell

Title

1984

Author

George Orwell

Genre

Dystopian, Political Fiction, Social Science Fiction

Readability

Complex. With all the political and social innuendos it requires some structured thinking to fully understand what the author means. Its language is simple and the story it’s complex as it involves social issues, politics, war and a love story with an unhappy ending.

Engagement

Highly engaging. As soon as the story starts to unfold you can’t stop reading. It makes you want to stay up all night reading it. When I was reading it the first thing I did when I arrived home was to grab the book.

Score

score-5

It’s a great book.

Title (Original)

1984

Year of Publication

1949

Cover

1984 - George Orwell

Short Description & Notes

1984 is a powerful novel about free will and how a man fits in a totalitarian ruled society. Written decades ago it still retains some powerful questions about our present and future society and how politics and public opinion manipulation can determine the way we live our lives.

“Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions. A legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.” – Goodreads: 1984

Remarkable Quotes

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

Fun Facts

The (not so) fun fact is that with all things becoming digital, Orwell’s vision is becoming more true than ever.

This is one of my favourite books.

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