1984

17 reviews - By: George Orwell

1984
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Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities
1984

MrGinger

Awesome classic up there with the best dystopians

If you have not read 1984 but have read other dystopian novels like Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, Anthem, Erewhon, or even the Hunger Games trilogy or V For Vendetta, but want more of this genre, 1984 is a must!

Vivi

FASCINATED BOOK,!!!!!

This book,at some point describe, what our Country is going through TODAY... SCARY.

vann

Excellent Book

A very good read that makes you think, especially in today's age of technology

MM300

Great Read

Great Book. Got it for School Read.

Rilay

Mind Control Madness

This book won’t control your mind, but it does have a lot to do with mind control. 1984 is a book written by George Orwell in 1949 depicting what Orwell believed that England would look like in the future. This book depicts a “Utopian” society that is ruled with an iron fist by the government who uses propaganda to control the population. Propaganda like “Big Brother is watching” is displayed on signs so that citizens know that the government is always watching and that the Thought Police are monitoring thoughts through “Tele-screens” (televisions). These Thought Police are used to track rebels who want to destroy the totalitarian government and bring freedom to the people. The main character, Winston Smith, works for the government but sees the injustices going on around him. Winston breaks little rules here and there like writing a journal even though this is forbidden by the Thought Police. Winston works for the Ministry of Truth; a government building that changes history by “erasing” events from the past by changing photos, editing books, and completely removing people from history. The Ministry of Truth does this to control the knowledge of past successful rebel uprisings. This is a great book that gives a lot of insight on what life is like in our society, even if we don’t recognize it on a daily basis. Orwell wasn't completely right with the date, however, I feel that our society is slowly reaching the point in which this book will no longer be “Fiction”. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a story with a deep history and speculation. I had a great time reading this and i think you will too.