Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

Since a lot of people have read this classic, I don't really feel worthy of writing a review. Therefore, I will simply quote the back cover and give my personal rating. :)

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101...

Overall story rating: 6/10
Recommendation: 14+ for language and mature content

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