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though one may argue that it's not the best story compared to others
on 11 December 2017
Having read this book too many years ago and as a translation, and with all the increasing "public control" through massive internet monopolies and government "security measures" all around the world, I felt it deserved a second and careful reading.
The overall story of the book is itself very carefully and creatively structured, though one may argue that it's not the best story compared to others. On the other hand, the political gems all around the book, including its visionary look into how a future authoritarian will look like (and how that resembles today), cannot be just ignored and definitely makes the book deserve a 5 star. Maybe it's not as concise and to the point as Orwell's masterpiece Animal Farm, but on the other hand it does the job of providing gory details, including on the psychological tortures and the continuous "big brother watching everyone all the time"...