Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith’s desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ladycato - www.librarything.com
I borrowed this via Prime Reading. I can't say I enjoyed 1984, but I found it interesting to read a book that is often alluded to. I expected the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, but I was surprised by ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jonfaith - www.librarything.com
There I was, at the pub. No pints (points)for challenging the credulity, is there? Trust me, I was at the pub. Some nice enough gent was talking about the barbecue place he had opened up the street. I ... Read full review