Book 19: 1984



1984 by George Orwell

1984 is a dystopian novel; dystopia meaning an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad. 1984 is the first dystopian I had ever read, picking up the book without expectation except the fact that it has an outstanding review from peers and online.

Quick Info: The book followed the life of Winston Smith who lives in a world that is totalitarian; where everything is fabricated past, present and future. Where the media, books and information are all controlled and distributed in unison by one body. In this world, Winston works as someone who rewrites historical documents. However, compare to his peers and the vast majority of the population in his country, he is curious; of the truth, the past and the reality. So that’s where the story begins…

To put it to simple words; I was engrossed. I read it with absolute attentiveness and awareness. It is crazy how applicable and possible the concepts and notions are in the book. How it actually became a reality or perhaps, bits and pieces of it are so present in our world right now.

The book captured elements of love, struggle, faith, hope, trust and fear. I wholly love it, the ray of hope, faith and love that was painted through the book. But it was a dystopian novel, I could’ve prepared myself better.

The subtle agendas, cues and meaning if notice allows one to ponder and reflect upon. It provided a unique perspective and certainly an awareness of the world we live in now.

To be cautious and wise.

I love this book!  If you’ve never read a dystopian novel before I absolutely recommend this one.  I believe we can all relate and connect to the perspective world the book conveyed to our past, present and future.

Have a great weekend everyone!

War is Peace

Freedom is Slavery

Ignorance is Strength

Do you recommend any other dystopian novel?

Briane R


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