So I’ve just read Nineteen Eighty-Four…

I find it to be one of the best books I have ever read.

I found it so astonishingly graphic in the sense of the emotion Orwell pours into Smith, I wanted to keep reading after I finished it.

Then again the horror of the government and the logic they destroy and rebuild with absolute deception.

Please tell me your thoughts, go deeper.
what is this about again? i might have to read it just because ive heard so much good stuff about it
I read it for the second time about six months ago, very good book.

I have been hearding about a remake of the movie.

I read it for the second time about six months ago, very good book.

I have been hearding about a remake of the movie.

I’d love that!
I spent 6 months dissecting that in university, layers upon layers…
Amazing book.
Yep, an amazing book. If you enjoyed that, you should try some of Ayn Rand’s works. I’ve gotten through "Anthem" and another book ("We the Living"?) and am currently working on "Atlas Shrugged".
I finally read Brave New World last year, along with Huxley’s Return to Brave New World (which is not a story but rather his thoughts on trends that could lead to totalitarianism). Both BNW and 1984 provide glimpses of totalitarian regimes that result from different social processes. In BNW, the forces of control result from people being easily led to accept control in their lives due to things such as growth in population and values, such as hedonism, taken to extremes. IN 1984, totalitarianism is something that is forced on people through the processes of discipline, such as surveillance, taken to extremes (it’s interesting how much of Foucault’s Discipline and Punish could hook up with what happens in 1984, or in America today).

Anyway, I’ve heard peope debate which book provides the more likely cause of a totalitarian regime in a Western democracy, though I doubt it is an either/ or situation, but that forces of surveillance, propaganda, and, in the end, unquestioned use of science and politics are all contributory.

Overall, though, great book. Truly a classic.

Movie? There’s a movie? Has anyone seen it?
I’m usually opposed to making great books into movies, it almost always fails to capture the essence of the book. Ofcourse, before anyone gets mad, there are exceptions, but…

Movie? There’s a movie? Has anyone seen it?
I’m usually opposed to making great books into movies, it almost always fails to capture the essence of the book. Ofcourse, before anyone gets mad, there are exceptions, but…

I haven’t seen it but I heard the problem was this movie was it was too much like the book – meaning things were sort of out of place when not able to be explained by the rest of the book, as they couldn’t fit every detail in. They could have adapted the screenplay to be more self-aware I guess.

I just listened to the unabridged book on tape on a road trip last weekend. I hadn’t read it in years – 15 years? But I loved it again. The reading was quite good too.
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So who thinks the Brotherhood actually exists?

If I had to say I think I’d go with it is made up by Big Brother. Seems like the best way to weed out the non-conformists and stop them from trying to actually form their own resistance and instead hopelessly try to join the Brotherhood.

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If you want a true spoiler, read the last four words of the book.
You should pick up Animal Farm then. I picked it up after I read 1984 (which I loved) and now I rank Animal Farm in my top 10.
This is one of my favorite books.
Another similar classic is Fahrenheit 451.

I tried to remember; I thought it was "I love Big Brother."

The copy of 1984 I got had both Animal Farm and 1984 in it.

I find it to be one of the best books I have ever read.

I found it so astonishingly graphic in the sense of the emotion Orwell pours into Smith, I wanted to keep reading after I finished it.

Then again the horror of the government and the logic they destroy and rebuild with absolute deception.

Please tell me your thoughts, go deeper.

its pretty crazy that orwell wrote that book way before the onset of communism.

communism came before 1984

wasn’t the book written in 1948?
and the communist revolution in russia was around the time of WWI wasn’t it?

man, i need to review my history….