Nineteen Eighty Four by George OrwellNineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty Four

byGeorge Orwell

Mass Market Paperback | July 29, 2008

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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic dystopian tale One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. 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. . . Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was...
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Title:Nineteen Eighty FourFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.09 × 4.36 × 0.83 inPublished:July 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a Great Classic Miss out on reading this in high school.. decided to give it a try and it was truly mind blowing.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book This is a classic that everyone should read. Will make you think and feel many new things.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic but heavy read I read this book in high school, but given those years a bit of a blur, I decided to read this one again recently. Wow, this book hit me hard. The story is scary, and the images Orwell constructs stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Recommended, but be aware this is a heavy read with no easy answers.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only good thing that happened to me in high school At the time, this was mandatory reading in high school. I remember it starting a little slow, but it quickly drew me in and I couldn't put it down. I'm not sure if the idea of having kids read this was to scare bad kids like me, but now as an adult I'm seeing the 1984 world slowly take over our own in 2018....and I'm completely terrified. No other book has impacted my life like this one.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Want to be scared of your government? This book is a great example of how governments can go too far with little to no repercussions. I think it's a book everyone should read as it's theory becomes more and more relevant.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrifying Book Really scary book. Easy to understand why it became and remains a classic. Images remain long after reading.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reality? Read this book in high school and again a few years ago. It's creepy to think how this may be a reality someday (because, you know, with everything going on in the world...).
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great author Orson Wells is such a great author. He writes not only for the masses, but for those who can read between the lines. In this novel, he writes about a world quite like ours, where people are so fixated on technology, control and government power. Orson skillfully predicted the future in this novel. He did a great job about making you frightened about what the future holds for us as we grow, learn to think for ourselves, and use our right to vote, think and other things. You definitely need to read this great literary novel!!!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dystopian Reality The scariest part about this book is how closely George Orwell predicted the future. Granted, we dont have policy monitoring our thoughts, but the themes and messages of the book strike way to close to reality. The book gives the reader a simple yet frightening story of a man and a society that is heavily controlled by the government. And the book has the best and the saddest ending that will leave you remembering it long after you finish reading.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Heard so much about this book so I gave it a try. It was quite interesting, different from what I usually read.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dystopian novel Love the cover on this edition. Definitely a classic people should make a point to read. Quite political but a great read.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to get into I tried reading this book because I read Brave New World by George Orwell and wanted to try his other books. No matter how many times I persevered, I could not finish it. I only recommend this book because it is viewed as a classic.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I think the reason people found this hard to read is maybe that they started reading it with a "this is a classic that I have to read" mindset. Personally, I read it because of my love of dystopian novels and let me tell you I was not let down. The ideas brought forth are very interesting and the pace changes just as you need it too. There are some pretty long passages about political stuff, but if you're interested in the class warfare and the possible founding of alternatives to capitalism, you'll most likely find it fascinating.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to read but necessary to read This isn't the type of book you get invested in and you'll definitely want to stop reading it at least 100 times, but stick with it. A story like this is still relevant today and 1984 will open your eyes to a whole new world.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty meaningful Not always that much fun to get through but impactful writing that was very ahead of its time.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely a heavy read I didn't hate it, but it's not something that you'd want to read in your bed! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read had to read for school. interesting in some parts but not in others
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Interesting idea and concept. Characters and plot kind of boring.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Should read at least once The ending of this book was not what I expected it to be, but it was very fitting. I would say that the ending made up for some of the times when I felt as if the plot dragged on, or became boring. If you enjoyed Brave New World, I would recommend you give this a read!
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Not my favourite book. It was kind of boring at some parts and kind of uninteresting overall. The setting and idea is interesting but the characters and the plot were so boring. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good It was pretty interesting, however, I found that there were some pretty boring parts. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay considering i read this book as part of my school curriculum, it had too many hidden messages and hints to the plot. However, if you like dystopian novels and read it on your own time without a teacher breathing down your neck, it can be quite interesting. George Orwell really captures the way people start to do things they are told not to and the guilt that follows.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Although the book can be scary at times, it should still be read because much of what is written in its pages sounds like today's society
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still topical I read this book decades ago in high school and then again recently. The message seems even more timely now. An example of how power corrupts. A small elite ruling the masses with disinformation.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I liked this book, but I think what made me like it was a note in the introduction about the author's inspiration for it. He was influenced by H. G. Wells' A Modern Utopia that actually advocates for more "government" control. I found it very helpful to read both in sequence to truly appreciate the messages in both.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book ever 1984 is THE book I like the best. I've read it twice and I'd like to come back to it someday because the message of the book is just so powerful and when you think about our world right now you'll find some surprising similarities. Gives you a new perspective to look at things.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. I like reading classics, but it was hard to follow and not particularly interesting for me. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Great We are reading this as a novel study. I cannot understand it.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best along with animal farm, it is a must read for people interested in poitics
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought Provoking Read it for high school so I didn't get to experience the story very well, but being older now I realize what a great book this is and why it's so important to have growing minds exposed to stories like this.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from relevant this book will always be a good refresher on what todays society "takes for granted" but also makes me appreciate the vocabulary I'm entitled to.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great concept, but... If you hate the main character as much as I do, believe you me, you won't want to read this. And, if you have to read it in high school, as most people do, being forced to read it won't sit well with you, either.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes you think Not an easy read, but a good one nonetheless - really forces you to think about your own world.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great read! Really thought provoking and intriguing. Highly recommend. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great intersting and intreaguing
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interseting Interesting take on society
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read classic Absolutely riveting. A must-read for all ages.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLASSIC Must Read ALL Ages!! This book passes all generations and truly leaves an impact ! Must Read!!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Can see why it has its reputation, uncomfortably dystopian.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Great book had to read it for school and really liked it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Beautiful Edition and one of my most favourite books. Right up there with The Handmaids Tale.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important Concise and engaging, this book is a relevant now, or even more so, as it was when it was written.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from still relevant today scarily accurate of present events, must read
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read A story that is so pertinent to out times. Great book.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant. An actual must-read. So well written and covers important, VERY relevant topics.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential book of our times Written in 1948, Orwell frightens with his chronicles of double-think, double-speak and Big Brother. Should be on all students' reading lists in high school.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very eye opening This is a great book, with excellent writing style, symbolism, and an eye opening message.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very eye opening This is a great book, with excellent writing style, symbolism, and an eye opening message.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Commonly read in school I read this as an adult but did not really care for it.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read I will admit that I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning and found it rather dull. I am not much into old literature, but I picked it up because everybody is always saying that it is a must read for every person, so I decided to give it a try. Though I had a hard time at the beginning, I did come to the conclusion that yes, this is a book that every person should read at least once in their life. It is eerily familiar to how things could be today and a harrowing reminder that we need to make some changes.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read all people should read this book once in the life. Quite remarkable, terrifying, and relevant to society.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 1984 - overrated I am a person who loves older literature, yet this book really did nothing for me. It was not even remotely groundbreaking and shocking to me - maybe because what the book has talked about has been written in articles and discussed. I thought some passages were very long winded and not necessary - maybe I was just not in the mindset to delve deeply. There was a good 30 pages were I felt he just rambled on.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Dark, terrifying, gripping...couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eerie Terrifyingly familiar... a harrowing warning to democratic nations today.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some good ideas explored by Orwell Personally, I found this book incredibly dull (but I don't like most old novels). That said, Orwell basically predicted the future, and all kids in high school should at least study it.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A staple for any avid reader Although this personally wasn't my favourite book, I would have to say that it is something that everybody should read, and I did enjoy the overall conspiracy within the plot.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have to focus A very interesting read, but this is definitely not light reading. Sometimes I had to read a page a couple times just to understand what was going on. Very good read though, and it really speaks to the society in which we live today #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a light read A good book to get down with but not light reading. Keeps you interested in an intense way.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all-time favourites I first read this book for an independent study unit in grade 9, and loved it. I've since taken up reading it at least once a year, and each time, I'm as impacted as the first time I read. Love George Orwell and definitely recommend his work for anyone interested in philosophy, politics or dystopic themes.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Thinkpiece. This book is good because of its relevance to the real world. For example, with increasing technologies, privacy and security are becoming increasingly invasive - even if we welcome it. It's a good book to read for discussions on politics (think alternative media), philosophy (free will) and the general social sciences.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Gives Me Nightmares I first read this in grade 8. I subsequently re-read it in High School, College and most recently as an audio book. My son and daughter have recently read it for the first time. The scariest thing about this book is the fact this dystopian world is only a whisper away. Almost everything George Orwell predicted(technologically) has come to pass. It's only a matter of if (God help us, when) the wrong people decide to make use of these new tech marvels. This book, even though written almost 70 years ago about a future that is 30 years in our past is as riveting now as it was when I read for the first time, almost 40 years ago. History re-written on a daily basis, police arresting you for wrong thinking, your own children turned against you for the betterment of "the party". Still give me shudders!! If you never have read this book, READ IT! If you have read it, READ IT AGAIN!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic - Great Read! A timeless classic and a great book to get one thinking of how the world as we know it works and how we react to the world around us.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite dystopian novels! This must be studied in all schools. True classic that is engaging and easy to read and touches many interesting topics and provokes analytical thinking.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible This is one of the best written novels of all time. It is shocking to see so many of these disgraceful acts in the book actually replicate in real life. Thought provoking and easy enough to understand for teens. A must read for everyone.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 stars This book is a must read for lovers of political discourse, critical thinking and the human experience. I can't believe I waited this long to read it.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alright I liked it, but I think for me it wasn't one I would re-read
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Scary Holy cow. This book really leaves you hopeless. I love it.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing book amazing, thought provoking book
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrifying especially in today's world. A must read, terrifying, beautiful and sad.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1984 A great edition of a novel that is becoming all too chillingly true in today's modern society.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books! I read this book back in high school but it is still very relevant to today's day and age. I can be a tough read but once you get into it, you will not regret it.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent commentary on where the future could lead. I read this in July and absolutely fell in love with Orwell's writing. It's a superb elucidation on how the future could easily lead to a totalitarian-operated government where all our basic rights are completely restricted. The fact that this novel remains as relevant as it was in 1948 is chilling and provides great commentary for future generations. Orwell was a self-professed socialist yet his writings were controversies for both the socialist powers and the capitalist powers of the mid-20th century. This provides an individual with the fact that Orwell was far from an indoctrinated, domesticated animal.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Questions I read the entire thing in one sitting. Slightly boring in some parts, but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Maybe it is because I was forced to read this as a kid in school but I can't get into the book now, and I seem to remember not being able to get into it then.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent thought provoking piece of literature. Recommended. Lives up to all of the hype, and is a must read. Many parallels between our society and the society in the novel.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating Lots of good content packed in this book! It was easy to get confused and lost throughout, but the underlying message is unmistakable.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Great book, a classic and thrilling to read.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An unexpectedly decent read I had to read this for my literature class and actually found the book quite interesting, although my teacher absolutely failed at digging out the details and literary techniques.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nah I remember reading this and thinking 'what could be more boring' and then I hit the chapter in the book which was a book in itself and I had my answer...
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This book is really eyeopening and thought-provoking.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This was a really cool story, especially when you consider when it was written. This reality is entirely possible and the social structure as bizarre and complex as it was was very insightful. Definitely makes you think
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story Fun read overall and interesting, a classic for a reason.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Re-read it ... The parallel to the world now in 2017 is uncanny....
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is an absolute must read. Taken the historical context, this is one of the most important works of the 20th century.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad! It took me forever to read this book. I received it as a gift from a good friend. It's one of her favourite books. I finally chose a weekend to restart it and finish it, and it definitely wasn't a bad read. I just might pick it up again in a few years.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Want to re-read this! We did an entire section on futuristic novels back in high school and I wasn't prepared for how much I would come to love this genre of books. Really fascinating and disturbing. Must revisit as an adult and read again.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not exciting I was quite bored. Though, to be fair, I did not finish the book and missed out on the second half
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different This book is unlike anything that I have ever read. The government is so focused on what is happening to their people that it forces everyone to be wary of their surroundings. It is strange but welcome.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Not typically the kind of Utopian novel one is familiar with nowadays. 1984 shows the effects of government too invested into their peoples lives. It's an interesting read, a bit dense, but not too bad once you get into it.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't think this is the dystopia you're familiar with! I went into this expecting 'ra ra revolution!' and instead got despair and hopelessness. Definitely one of the best dystopian novels ever written, especially because it's one of the few that acknowledges the lack of power individuals hold. A must read!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sci-Fi One of my favourites; more and more relevant as time goes on
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book Not my favourite book, but I do think it's important to read at least once in your life.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for school read I read the beginning of this many years ago when I was back in school and simply couldn't finish it. It was just so uninteresting. Maybe if I tried again now that I'm older I might actually understand better...
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Considering what's happening in the news recently 1984 is a must read, so much of it is relevant in today's society. A true masterpiece!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Read a must read book. Exceptionally written about a topic that continues to be relevant to us.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I liked the mood of part 3 chapter 6 of this book!!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book...definitely a classic I read this book a long time ago, in high school. Thirty years later, I still find the story fascinating. Definitely a classic! Yes, go read it.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read 1984 is a very interesting book. It's a bit hard to get into at first, mostly due to odd words that makes it confusing, but once you do it becomes very interesting
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book My father suggested I read it and I'm glad I did because it was such an amazing novel. Whenever a friends asks me what book to buy I will always say 1984! I love this book so much! #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I enjoyed reading this because I like dystopian type of novels
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's hard for me I find this book to be hard to get into and really enjoy. It's really taking me way longer to read it than I thought. I would recommend it to others, but for myself it is a struggle. I am going to continue reading it little by little
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic and classic Really loved this book! The characters, the plotline, the dialogue. The writing was amazing and intriguing and complex. At times really creepy but you couldn't look away. I loved the unique premise. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is a classic dystopian novel that everyone should read, insightful when it was written but still insightful today.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This book is a classic for a reason! It is so good! Thought provoking and terrifying- must read!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Dystopian Future Novel 1984 is one of my all time favourite novels. I strongly encourage everyone to read this book!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book to the future! I love Orwell to begin with, I think his life was amazing. He saw the world what it truly was, and knew the future exactly. I loved his other book animal farm as well. Amazing classics.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This was a shockingly insightful and well written book, everyone should read it once!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not my fav This book was well written and eerily topical. I did not overly enjoy it and will probably never read it again
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic that will change the way you think about things. this story never gets old.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing and predictable This book did not keep my interest. I had to restart reading it a few times as I kept putting it down and reaching for another book to read. I eventually did finish the book, it was a bit disappointing to me, based on all that i've heard about the book being amazing, but it was kinda predictable until the end. That's when it became a bit more interesting.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good concepts, but boring It's scary that Orwell basically predicted the future. His ideas and insight are incredible, but I found the book itself incredibly dull.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from YES Good book to analyse and to make you think, not a read for fun
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Good book but super boring
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relevant and great read! Very relevant and important novel, definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memory Read this for English class in high school and still remember it! It's an amazing book, will read it again and again!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I had to read this in school for English but it was pretty good.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Wonderful read!! Loved it a lot
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting friends say its good. on my tbr
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing (and terrifying) Read it several times over the years. Never becomes irrelevant. One of my favourite books!
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I adored the secret love story, and the message was so relatable to the world we live in today.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good slow start but get better as it went on
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read. It was pretty slow to start in my opinion, but it was a really neat concept for a story. Kind of pretentious and kind of tropey, but I still enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Finally got around to reading this upon recommendation from a family member - so glad I did!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nineteen Righty-Four One of my favourite books, Animal Farm will never get old. There is just so much to take away from it, particularly in today's political climate.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freedom to read week is Feb 26-Mar 4 With Freedom to Read Week fast approaching this is a classic book to read for the first time or re-read for the umpteenth time.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! One of my all time favourites, and a cult classic. A must read!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Just as interesting in modern times as it was decades ago.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Brother does not love this book. I do, though! It's a classic for a reason. Make sure to read the forward, to get a better understanding of where the author is coming from. Do yourself a favour and read this book. I'm sure many of you have quoted from this book and didn't even know it. It's a piece of literature that's ingrained in western culture, so deeply that you need to fully understand it. Pick it up today!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best book I have ever READ! Such an amazing read. I really really enjoyed it. Made my top 3 in 2016.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hauntingly Realistic Orwell's command over narrative shines through in the world of 1984, marking it as a work of genius and sadly, a prediction.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic This book stands the test of time and to this day amazes with its predictions and ideas for the future. Truly eye-opening and revolutionary stuff in here.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so true this book was written a while back but is very relatable in todays time
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second Read My sister recommended it to me and I'm so glad she did. It was a fantastic read and really shows a dystopian time. When I was reading it for the first time, I was so into it time would just fly by and soon it'd be 2:00am but I wouldn't want to stop. Waiting till it's back in stock to get a copy!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is a book that really makes one think about where the world is headed. Orwell shows that he possesses a mind ahead of its time as many of the things he writes about can be seen today. Absolutely stunning book and one that will open your eyes to the world.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blows my Mind Intense plot about the Big Brother and how everyone is being watched.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Such a good book, had to read it in high school but choose to read it again now :)
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Very good read, interesting and thought provoking.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chilling A classic tale of a dystopian future - leaves lots of food for though.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic Mindblowing and thought provoking fiction. Still relevant today.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh didn't like it as much as i did when i first read it
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS! Had to read this book way back in high school. Have reread it almost yearly. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to draw comparisons with the political climate going down in the States and Europe today. Orwell's writing style is clear and easy to understand and considering the time the book was written in is revolutionary. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I had to read this book for school in the 8th grade, and I'm so glad. It's been one of my favourite books ever since, and it is pretty scary how it still holds true today. Amazing book about a dystopian future and an overbearing government. Definitely a must read.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read! A must read, especially in today's climate. Lots of underlined parts in my copy. Highly recommend this classic to everyone. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic. A classic that is definitely thought provoking!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I read this when I was in high school. I didn't like it very much then. Not sure if I'll ever reread it. It's ok, but I'm not a fan of the dystopian worlds.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I love the idea of Big Brother, and how this story can be relatable today.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read! this was before the whole YA dystopian genre became prominent so it actually makes you reflect on the issues of our world today!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love ! This novel is an amazing read! Orwell starts off by introducing the reader into the terribly grim dark world of Big Brother. The state controls everything and everybody. Orwell has written a fictional story, but you soon realize almost everything Orwell writes about, has happened somewhere in the World. I feel this was Orwell`s message, to warn people that Big Brother can and will spring up anywhere, and at any time.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from important book I read this book for my high school English class. I found it difficult to follow at times, especially with the different usage of vocabulary. The story in general, I found was little slow and at times a little dull. The ending, once I understood it, kind of broke my heart. This is such an important book for our modern day society.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Milestone in Literature I first read this in high school with my grade 12 English class and found myself reading ahead of everyone else. This story is especially important today because we're in the midst of a transition; what was once fiction is now becoming reality. Orwell tackles so many important topics about society, government and the human condition. This is not a book for everyone as it can be dry and unsettling at times but I'd say give it a shot!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok book read this for novel study unit in school. it was hard to understand but fantastic plot
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mandatory read! I read this several years ago and constantly find references to it on a monthly basis. I recommend that it be a mandatory read.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read There's a reason this is such an important book! It was great! There were a few dry moments but it really does hold you captive once you enter those pages. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Done Very well done and moving!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1984 Read this for a high school English project after hearing tons of praise for this novel. I ended up enjoying it - Orwell has a great writing style.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Of The Best Novels Ever Written An absolutely plausible nightmare scenario for humanity is laid out in George Orwell's masterpiece. If you are one to be dismissive of things which carry the label of "classic", then you should go against your instincts and READ THIS. It is absolutely engrossing.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sadly prescient #plumreview Quite depressing that what seems totally over-the-top in Orwell's dystopian novel now seem relatively common place.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the first books I Read and loved! One of the first books I Read and loved!
Date published: 2016-11-21