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1984

Advantages: Brilliantly written
Disadvantages: May be too heavy for some

---Introduction--- Throughout the aeons come ideas. In the greatest examinations it’s been proven over and over again that material things can be destroyed, people’s crushed under the weight of superior forces but the enduring tenet that out lives all ...

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One of the most important books ever published

Advantages: A crystal clear message and warning. Plus, a great story in itself!
Disadvantages: Can be very heavy-going and depressing

PLOT SYNOPSIS AND BACKGROUND ----------------------------------------------------- The action opens in the grim dwelling of Winston Smith, the book's central protagonist. Everything in the world of "1984" is seen through his eyes. The reader is left in ...

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HE LIKES TO WATCH

Advantages: Gripping story, great concepts
Disadvantages: Scary vision of the future

1984 is very difficult to define. It can be viewed as a prophetic vision of the future, as pure science fiction, as political commentary or even a tragic love story. Its enduring appeal and its greatness as a novel is due to the fact that all these labels ...

Mauri 18.06.2003 · Read full review
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22 Years Ago

Advantages: A classic read
Disadvantages: Only if you think the warning no longer applicable

...I'll assume most people will have heard of Orwell's 1984 - even if you have only the vaguest idea what it's about, certain phrases such as Big Brother and Room 101 have become parts of our popular culture (generally for the worse of TV). The fact that the ...

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If There Is Hope

Advantages: It still has a message even for the 21st century
Disadvantages: None

It isn’t very often that I say of a novel that it is one which everyone simply must read at least once in his or her lifetime. But I firmly believe that “Nineteen Eighty Four” is one such novel. Although it was written a long time ago (i ...

Suzan 03.09.2001 · Read full review
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