Review: 1984

1984 by George Orwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can you say about this one? It’s really the ultimate dystopian novel – the one against all others should be judged. Most everything that needs to be said or experienced about the genre can be garnered by reading this and Huxley’s Brave New World. Both books are somewhat prophetic, but 1984 hits far too closely on many marks with current society. Oceania is a world where power and control are the only things that really give The Powers That Be any sort of satisfaction, and the deprivation of the working class is the means of getting that.

If you haven’t read this book, you need to read it. And soon, before it becomes more of a historical document than a novel. And before it disappears…

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