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By A Customer
This review is from: Nineteen Eighty-Four (Paperback)
I read this book following a recommendation from a friend. They claimed it to be one of the best books they had ever read, and it seems everyone on Amazon agrees.
I can't understand why people think it is so good!! Very little happens in the book, there's almost no passion in the writing, and each chapter is much like the last. Perhaps that's the point? The world created in the book is sterile, and so that comes out in the language? It's just endless description of a world that's inconceivable due to its extremes.
Very dull, repetitive and a chore to read. Probably the most boring book I've ever read!
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Initial post: 29 Aug 2008 23:41:44 BDT
Read a history of the USSR, or Germany during 1933-45, and think again.
Posted on 19 Sep 2008 18:27:51 BDT
may i suggest one of the harry potter novels in that case - it is far less 'boring' and has lots of exciting little wizards and pixies and crap like that
Posted on 25 Sep 2009 14:15:50 BDT
Ms. V. Ford says:
Look at the UK now. The govenment and councils and all their little snoops that can insist on entering your home just to see what colour rabbit you have. Control taken away from you every day by employers and government. Cameras everywhaere you go. How long before some government in the UK issues an order to have all personal and company cameras linked to one big system so they can watch you at work. How long before they sneak them into homes. Emails tapped, texts tapped. Phone calls logged. Sleepwalking into 1984 is quite possibly an aweful lot easier than you think. Troublemakers vividly and brutally put down as a lesson to others to cow them in to obedience. Now that is bleak. Hmmmm, think I'll write a book and call it '2014'.
Posted on 27 Jan 2013 13:54:57 GMT
S. M. Kell says:
"It's just endless description of a world that's inconceivable due to its extremes." North Korea, Nazi Germany, Taliban, Stalin, Pol Pot ............... think again my friend.
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