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Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

As part of the RESIST! series, I am including this Guest Post from the wonderful pair of bloggers at Lois Reads Books. This is a multi-part posting about 1984 by George Orwell. In today’s political climate this is a book that is getting a lot more attention. David does a fabulous job analyzing the book. At the end of the 1984 series I will be posting an interview with Lois and David, I hope you can all visit their blog and see what they are up to!

Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 18.24.31.pngTitle: 1984
Author: George Orwell
Genres: Dystopian, Political, Psychological and Philosophical
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 8th June 1949
Rating: ★★★★★
Reviewed by: David

Synopsis

The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia” -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.”

Review

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