I Read 1984

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    I Read 1984 In 1984 :)

    You all too late as usually ;) And I actually read it much BEFORE 1984 - I only put this title because I thought it was fun.  
    Thought1 Thought1
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2009

    I Did.

    And all I can really say is.... I do believe Big Brother is watching. He is watching indeed.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2008

    My Favorite Book

    1984 was my favorite book in late high school and early college. This book led me to read Animal Farm and other works by George Orwell. I also liked the movie, I may, still, have a copy of the movie somewhere around the house. I was fascinated by the power and control...
    bizbuz bizbuz
    36-40, M
    Dec 25, 2007

    I never thought it could happen here

    until Snowden came forward. . Thankfully we are a long way from even trying to get rid of sex
    deleted deleted
    Nov 11, 2014


    Its almost scary how many elements of this fictional book have seem to come true today.  1984 is the ultimate testament to the danger of complete and unquestioned government control.  (Wow i sound like an anarchist there)  Not to mention that the book itself is...
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    1 Response Dec 5, 2007


    This is one of my all time fav. books.  I see many things that echo todays world (saddly).  Read it! (for all of those that Don't belong to this group:)
    archer100 archer100
    26-30, F
    Aug 30, 2008

    I Love This Book

    1984 is one of my favorite books.  It's sort of tongue in cheek, because if we don't watch out, we could turn into this world.. I love the contradictions: Ministry of Love deals with torture, Ministry of Truth deals with propaganda, etc..  It's fascinating.  The...
    kittenoftheblade kittenoftheblade
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2008

    I previously heard about 1984 from my 9th grade

    Journalism/Debate teacher. He said it was one of his favorite books ever and that it was a really graphic novel. The part about 1984 being graphic was as far from an understatement as one could get. I'm currently reading it right now in English, and boy does it like to throw a...
    NTDenmark NTDenmark
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    It's Changed How I See The World...

    I was originally leantĀ 1984 by my English teacher when I was in Year 10. (shortly b efoer I was leant TheĀ Handmaid's Tale) (Yes I am a book worm... :L)I'd always wanted to read it and when I got the chance I eagerly embraced the oppurtunity. I'd never read anything like it...
    TrueWolf TrueWolf
    16-17, F
    Jun 17, 2011

    So Close

    this book is so close. he wasn't far off the mark , only about 20-30 years. is life really that predictable?? https://www.facebook.com/1984modernday?ref=hl
    nappiedinnorthamptonshire nappiedinnorthamptonshire
    31-35, M
    Sep 16, 2012


    I read it and believe that it was a prophesy of today's times.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2007

    Did You Know...

    Did you know that George Orwell actually admitted to taking his  idea for 1984 from a Russian novel?  He freely admitted it and later suggested that Aldus Huxley's Brave New World was likely derived from it as well.  So if you want to get the original check out WE...
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    1 Response Mar 11, 2008

    Everyone Should Read 1984

    I never read this book in school, I never saw it around as a teen and didn't even think of it or have it suggested to me as an adult until i was about 26. I'm now 28, I listened to the unabridged audio last year and while it didn;t exaclty point out anything i didn't already know...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2011

    I Avoided It For A Long Time. Dumbest Move I Made This Year.

    Its a great book, one of my favourites, well, i guess i dont really need to say that do I? I could really communicate with the protagonist, i feel like that alot, having to play happy and normal all the time or people will complain.Well, i could go into a book review, but i...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith
    26-30, M
    Dec 15, 2012

    I Read This Book For My Eng...

    I read this book for my English class in 12th grade. I really like the book and the ideas it presented but the ending was a bummer.
    simpali0160 simpali0160
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2008

    It`s a Good Book.

    Well, actually I had it read to me, but we never finished. I will find a copy and try it again one day.
    Cinderelly Cinderelly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2007

    I Like This Book So Much!

    1984 is such a good book! I lent it to a friend a couple of weeks ago and she's really enjoying it too!
    Sanctity Sanctity
    18-21, M
    Jul 2, 2009

    Read In In One Night.

    This was a one night read for me. I started it and simply couldn't put it down. Animal Farm is a good one to read after this. 
    rusted rusted
    56-60, M
    May 22, 2009
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