1984

Book review by Deane Barker
tags: fiction, dystopian
1950
George Orwell
328
9/10

Brilliant book about a dystopian future brought about by the “perfection” of politics and The State. The last act is particularly terrifying, both in raw descriptions of torture, and in the systematic breaking down of the human mind.

Curious, I couldn’t figure out if this would be a favorite of Conservatives or Liberals. I think that either side of American politics could cherry-pick parts of it as supportive of their point of view.

The book should be read for the cultural references alone. There are so many words and phrases you will have anew understanding of based on the reading of this book.

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