"The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can't escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching... A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the influence of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions--a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
Publisher: Signet Book
Age Range: 18 - UP years
Grade Level: 13 - UP
Mass Market Paperbound: 268 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 18.80 x 10.41 x 2.54 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.18 Kg
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm glad he did. It is a very dark story, but it definitely gives you some things to think about. The "Big Brother" concept is something that most people don't think can happen. Reading a book like this, even though it's fiction, gives rise to the idea that it actually could happen. Today, with the liberal thinking of some, we are all in danger of this futuristic idea that left unchecked could become a reality. Security systems that people are putting into their homes right now, are very much like the ones installed in the homes of the future in this book, where everything you do is watched by Big Brother. There is a lot of truth in fiction. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in futuristic stories about a government out of control.
this book attach us to today civilization, it "premonition" should keep our eyes open. It's not over yet.
Another Orwell's mindblowing masterpiece. Upon reading 1984, somehow a cold dread gripped my heart. This book will open your mind to something dark that lurks just below the surface of human nature. It is crazy how this book can leave one so astounded that it will take a few days or even a week before one can start reading other books.
this book was kind of hard to get through (or at least for me), but oh my god. this is one of the best books i've ever read. no wonder why people said this book got them thinking harder than usual. i mean, imagine living in a country where everything is controlled by the government. even thinking, you cant think for your own self. you cant express yourself in any way. 1984 is very scary and i'm afraid this could be our future.
I got to this book due to my recent interest in the dystopian genre, and I was very well surprised of what awaits me when I started it. 1984 was written by Orwell back in the 1940s, in the era of post Cold-War era – being one of his most notable works as the prophecy of the future – the dystopian era. Orwell eerily projects his prophecy into a very, amazingly detailed world – from the extreme regulation of speech, a constant monitoring of individuals, manipulation of history on regular basis (the party, spearheaded by the dictator ruler called Big Brother, even rewrote the Times newspaper on daily basis in the novel!), to the intricate works of... See More