Reading is the most intellectual and wonderful hobby that a person can have. It takes a lot of effort and a sharp brain to make such a decision but just one bad novel can not only spoil your mood but it can also take your interest away from reading. Starting a novel that everybody has read and every other blog has suggested is sometimes boring. That’s when you can refer to a blog that has reviewed that certain novel. Well, here I present to you another review of a classic.
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1984 a novel by George Orwell. This novel existed before many of us were born. It is a banned book that has been challenged in many countries by many people. Those who are new to my blog, I would like to inform you that I am doing a classics reading challenge where I will be reviewing 88 classic novels. This novel is 3rd. The other reviews can be found on my site. The easy way to my site has been provided below.
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So let’s start to review this book.
Pages: 271 (with appendix: the principles of Newspeak).
Genre: Dystopian, Political Fiction, Social Science Fiction.
Time took: 6 hours and 11 minutes (as per Google).
Writer: George Orwell.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.
Year written: 1949.
1984 link: https://amzn.to/2pg8YiN
Published in 1949, George. Orwell’s 1984 isSummary on the back cover of the novel.
One of the most definitive texts of modern literature.
Set in Oceania, one of the three inter-continental superstates that divided the world among themselves after a global war, Orwell’s masterful critique of the political structure of the time, works itself out through the story of Winston Smith, a man caught in the webs of a dystopian future, and his clandestine love affair with Julia, a young woman he meets during the course of work for the government.
As much as it is an entertaining read, 1984 is also a
Brilliant, more importantly, a timeless satirical attack on the social and political structures of the world.
Goodreads: 4.2 stars.Reviews are taken from Google.
Common sense media: 5.0 stars.
Fantasy book review: 10/10 stars.
Google readers: 90% happy.
Winston, a man who works for the government is stuck between his thoughts and dreams that compel him to start writing a diary against the party’s rules. Soon he’s loyalty towards the party is put to test when he has to choose between the party’s rule to avoid women and his love, Julia. In the course of the events, Winston’s thoughts turn him into a rebel and he joins the opposers of the government. The decisions were made, the damage was done. Now it was time for the party to react. The only problem was that there was no forgiveness for thoughtcrime.
This novel is a slam on all the political leaders’ faces. George Orwell clearly shows them that he knows what they are up to and he knows how to fight them. An amazing novel with a tinge of romance. A great political satire. The flow is so smooth and clean. The reason why it was banned is clearly shown in the novel.
My favourite part started with the 3rd part. Can’t give away the suspense but those people that have read will know. Basically, there are 3 parts with minimum 5 chapters maximum 10. It is a great read.
If you haven’t read it, I am sorry, I feel extreme pity for you because it is a…
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