1984

1984

The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny t...

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Title:1984
Author:George Orwell
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ISBN:0451524934
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:328 pages

1984 Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 28, 2007
    This book is far from perfect. Its characters lack depth, its rhetoric is sometimes didactic, its plot (well, half of it anyway) was lifted from Zumyatin’s We, and the lengthy Goldstein treatise shoved into the middle is a flaw which alters the structure of the novel like a scar disfigures a fa...
  • Dave
    Jul 28, 2007
    In George Orwell's 1984, Winston Smith is an open source developer who writes his code offline because his ISP has installed packet sniffers that are regulated by the government under the Patriot Act. It's really for his own protection, though. From, like, terrorists and DVD pirates and stuff. Like ...
  • John Wiswell
    Aug 12, 2007
    1984 is not a particularly good novel, but it is a very good essay. On the novel front, the characters are bland and you only care about them because of the awful things they live through. As a novel all the political exposition is heavyhanded, and the message completely overrides any sense of story...
  • Silvana
    Dec 07, 2007
    WAR IS PEACE.FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.Those words keep sounding in my head since I read this book. Gosh, probably the most haunting not to mention frightening book I've ever read. 1984 should also be included in the horror genre.1984 describes a Utopia. Not Thomas More's version of U...
  • Amanda
    Jun 06, 2008
    I've put off writing a review for 1984 because it's simply too daunting to do so. I liked 1984 even better after a second reading (bumping it up from a 4 star to a 5 star) because I think that, given the complexity of the future created by Orwell, multiple readings may be needed to take it all in. I...
  • Stephen
    Aug 28, 2008
    I am a big fan of speculative fiction and in my literary travels I have encountered a myriad of dystopias, anti-utopias and places and societies that make one want to scream and..... ...(with or without contemporaneous loss of bladder and other bodily functions)....Simply put, George Orwell's 1984...
  • Lyndsey
    Jan 06, 2011
    YOU. ARE. THE. DEAD. Oh my God. I got the chills so many times toward the end of this book. It completely blew my mind. It managed to surpass my high expectations AND be nothing at all like I expected. Or in Newspeak "Double Plus Good."Let me preface this with an apology. If I sound stunningly inart...
  • Obaydah Amer
    Jun 03, 2011
    هذه الرواية لا يجب أن تصنف أدبا ورواية وفنا وحسب ..كلا .. هي أكبر من ذلك, يجب أن تدرس كحالة م?...
  • Huda Yahya
    Apr 19, 2012
    حدثني عن القهرعن الاستعبادعن الذلثم حدثني بأدق التفاصيل عن مراحل تقويض الكائن الانسا...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Feb 04, 2013
    It's written 1948? Clearly History has its twisted ways to repeat itself..A Note that MUST be written in the cover of every edition..لم اتوقع أن هذا التحذير "إن هذه الرواية تحذير ولي...