1984

1984

Alternate cover edition of ASIN B003JTHWKU For previous cover edition see here Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff Alternate cover edition of ASIN B003JTHWKU For previous cover edition see here Among the seminal texts of the 2...

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Title:1984
Author:George Orwell
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:B003JTHWKU
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:237 pages pages

1984 Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 28, 2007
    This book is far from perfect. Its characters lack depth, its rhetoric is sometimes didactic, its plot (well, half of it anyway) was lifted from Zumyatin?s We, and the lengthy Goldstein treatise shoved into the middle is a flaw which alters the structure of the novel like a scar di...
  • John Wiswell
    Aug 12, 2007
    1984 is not a particularly good novel, but it is a very good essay. On the novel front, the characters are bland and you only care about them because of the awful things they live through. As a novel all the political exposition is heavyhanded, and the message completely overrides any ...
  • Dave
    Jul 28, 2007
    In George Orwell's 1984, Winston Smith is an open source developer who writes his code offline because his ISP has installed packet sniffers that are regulated by the government under the Patriot Act. It's really for his own protection, though. From, like, terrorists and DVD pirates an...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 11, 2008
    547. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims o...
  • Silvana
    Dec 07, 2007
    WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Those words keep sounding in my head since I read this book. Gosh, probably the most haunting not to mention frightening book I've ever read. 1984 should also be included in the horror genre. 1984 describes a Utopia. ...
  • Cecily
    May 30, 2008
    Revised for 2017, with added "Alternative Facts" Ten Shades of Grey? The colour of this book is grey, relentless grey: of skin, sky, food, floor, walls, mind, life itself. Added piquancy comes from general decay, drudgery, exploitation, chronic sickness, and malaise. There i...
  • Amanda
    Jun 06, 2008
    I've put off writing a review for 1984 because it's simply too daunting to do so. I liked 1984 even better after a second reading (bumping it up from a 4 star to a 5 star) because I think that, given the complexity of the future created by Orwell, multiple readings may be needed to tak...
  • Stephen
    Aug 28, 2008
    I am a big fan of speculative fiction and in my literary travels I have encountered a myriad of dystopias, anti-utopias and places and societies that make one want to scream and..... ...(with or without contemporaneous loss of bladder and other bodily functions).... Simply put...
  • Brent Weeks
    Mar 20, 2012
    When I was a high school freshman, I picked up 1984 off the shelf at the school library. Older kid I didn't know came up to me--Hispanic guy from some big city in a maybe 90% white, small-town Montana school, always dressed like a gangster, ran with a rough crowd--I'll admit I felt a l...
  • Rowena
    Sep 15, 2013
    ?Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.? - George Orwell, 1984 It?s been over 5 years since I last read 1984 and I still find the storyline as horrific as ever. It's terrifying to think of a world in which your own c...
  • Lyndsey
    Jan 06, 2011
    YOU. ARE. THE. DEAD. Oh my God. I got the chills so many times toward the end of this book. It completely blew my mind. It managed to surpass my high expectations AND be nothing at all like I expected. Or in Newspeak "Double Plus Good." Let me preface this with an apology. If I soun...
  • Emily May
    Dec 05, 2010
    This was the book that started my love affair with the dystopian genre. And maybe indirectly influenced my decision to do a politics degree. I was only 12 years old when I first read it but I suddenly saw how politics could be taken and manipulated to tell one hell of a scary and convi...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Jan 12, 2016
    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. "For, if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themsel...
  • Lyn
    Aug 02, 2011
    ?It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.? This changed the way that I looked at ideologies and changed the way I looked at leadership. Cynical, scathing, and not without its flaws, this is still a stark, haunting glimpse at what could be. ?...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Dec 15, 2018
    This was an up and down kind of read for me. There were parts that I really enjoyed and parts that I found extremely difficult to maneuver through. I'm glad that I decided to pick it up and give it a go, because it's one that I've been curious about for a long time. I can definitely se...
  • Zoë
    May 02, 2015
    Goodness gracious this was very unsettling. I'm already a pretty paranoid person, so the idea of Big Brother was both very intriguing but also extremely frightening. I really enjoyed reading this, but there were moments when I wasn't invested in the story and wanted to take a break fr...
  • Charlotte May
    Dec 24, 2018
    3.5 ? "Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull." What a terrifyingly appropriate read! Bi...
  • Ginger
    Nov 19, 2018
    FIVE BRILLIANT AND TERRIFYING STARS! Well, that?s just horrifying with what I just read!! ?Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.? You?re wondering if you should read this? YES, without a doubt! It?s one of the best boo...
  • Matthew
    Jan 08, 2013
    Yes! This book! Amazing! Terrifying, brutal, intricate, prophetic - and, in one big word, GENIUS! This was a reread - the last time I read this was over 20 years ago and I wanted to see if the 5 star rating and its standing in one of my top 3 favorite books held up - and it most cer...
  • Markus
    Jan 21, 2014
    ?War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.? In a world of constant war between three all-controlling superpowers, every single human being in Oceania is being ruled by the Party. All freedom is gone, all pleasures are forbidden, all information is propaganda...
  • Joe Valdez
    Jan 13, 2017
    My preparedness for the regime change taking place in the United States--with elements of the Electoral College, the Kremlin and the FBI helping to install a failed business promoter who the majority of American voters did not support in the election--begins with 1984 by George Orwell....
  • Leonard Gaya
    Feb 25, 2014
    1948: Europe was only starting to recover from the slaughter of World War II. Nazi Germany had been crushed by the Russian army in the East and by the Anglo-American forces in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The totalitarian regimes of Hitler, Mussolini and Imperial Japan had just ...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Jun 09, 2018
    ?The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.? Just about everything Orwell says in 1984 is a maniacal truism. In some twisted form, everything reflects the truth of reality. Of course there are exaggerations, though nothing is far from plausibility....
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    Doubleplusgood Maxitruth in Oldspeak on Doublethink and Crimestop! (Translation from Newspeak: Excellent, accurate analysis of oppressive, selective society in well-written Standard English reflecting on the the capacity to hold two contradictory opinions for truth at the same time...
  • James Trevino
    Sep 21, 2017
    I reread this recently, knowing my mind from a few years ago is different from my mind now. But it was surprisingly just as scary! Maybe even more so, if that is possible!! I wonder if there is someone who has read 1984 and has not felt angry and helpless. It is a good book. It is s...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Mar 29, 2017
    I know this is a well loved classic and I definitely enjoyed some parts... but some times I found myself a bit bored :S ...
  • Joe
    Feb 08, 2017
    Social media is a cage full of starved rats and all of us have our heads stuck in there now, like it or not. ...
  • Starjustin
    Mar 27, 2017
    What can I possibly say about this amazing novel, 1984 by George Orwell, that hasn't been already said by many who have read the book for over half a century. When it is said that the book is 'haunting', 'nightmarish', and 'startling' any reader would have to agree! This well known nov...
  • Leo .
    Nov 09, 2017
    Is Orwell turning in his grave? Does his epitaph read. "I fucking warned you! Don't say I never told you so! " Did he have a crystal fucking ball? *** If you want truth, go out and see Not like in 1984, Richard Burton on TV Orwell must have been psychic, or was he in the k...
  • Maria
    Feb 19, 2018
    I'm gonna ask myself a mandatory question and say nothing more. Why the fuck had I not read this book before? ...