✨Review ✨ Nineteen Eighty Four ~ George Orwell “Reality

✨Review ✨ Nineteen Eighty Four ~ George Orwell “Reality

9/21/2021, 8:33:52 AM
✨Review ✨ Nineteen Eighty Four ~ George Orwell “Reality exists in the human mind, and no where else” 1984 tells the story of Winston Smith who lives in a world with constant surveillance. A world where kids turn parents in, where you betray your friends without a second thought. I’m not sure what to say about this book except for wow. I half read it a few years ago and never came back to it until now. The world that Orwell creates is eerie and not unlike a world I could imagine happening now/actually living in. It is extremely disconcerting to read a book that so closely mirrors real life when the genre is supposed to be dystopian. When dystopian becomes more non fiction we probably should look at the world. Constant surveillance, not allowed free thought, and being a mindless worker in the world doing the same few things day in day out (sort of what living in Melbourne lockdown is like currently). Maybe I found that somewhat comforting in a really odd way. Like a haunting hug. With each part of the book I became more and more invested in the character of Winston and once I got to part three my heart was in my throat the entire way through. Room 101 has left me with an empty feeling. And that ending 🤯 I finished this days ago and I’m still thinking about it. I am a fan of Orwell’s writing. I had to read Animal Farm in school and it’s one of my favourites, I’m also a big politics and history nerd so I love the way that he’s not afraid to be political in his writing. Nineteen Eighty Four will be one of those books I carry with me, and I’ll definitely be re-reading again and again. And I think everyone should read this, just maybe not in the middle of a global pandemic. I did a buddy read of this with @readwithamyy @jemsbooknook and @larnsbookshelf and worked out I’m the worst buddy reader, but I finished eventually 👏🏼 Read if you like; Animal Farm, The Handmaid’s Tale, political dystopias

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