Hello! It took me so freaking lot to start reading this amazing piece of literature. The minute i ended “Animal Farm” i picked up this one. It took me some time to finish it :S reading slumps suck, i loved this book, i loved reading it and the story/plot makes you think but i lacked the will to read every nigh. So after a while here it’s the review.
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 thought crimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching…
This is a classic, it’s known for the amazing writing of George Orwell and how this feels “real” at the moment. The book focus on the dictatorship present on the country (previously known as England), in a dystopian future. Winston is one of the people, not the plebs but a state worker. We follow is day to day as he describes the party, the war, the ideologies currently implemented.
I don’t need to describe this a lot more, everyone knows this book. I decided to start my George Orwell journey by reading “Animal Farm” and i loved it, next on the list was 1984. With all the hype i felt this could be a disappointment but it ended up being on of my favorite books in a long time. I was never a classics person, but this, this is not a classic book in a traditional way. It felt real, it opened my eyes even more to things that i thought that could be a reality. I know that we do not suffer from this at the moment, we have freedom of speech (or at least most than most places on earth) but thinking that we can become what Oceania became its scary. It had great character evolution, good descriptions of events (not too long), great twist to the story line, amazing points of view and finally, a great description of both sizes and how people ideologies can change when triggered.
Regarding the ending/plot twist, through my reading i kept thinking that the end would be exactly what it was because that is what the book makes you feel. If you are curious about the origin of dystopians and one of the most famous ones give this book a shot, it might surprise you how much you enjoyed it. If you want a lighter read, read “Animal Farm”
I keep being told that “A Brave New World” is a lot more relevant now than 1984 and because of this it’s next on my list.
I will have no spoiler review because i can’t articulate my toughs right now!
5 out 5 .