1984

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1984

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:48 pm

George Orwell

Don't know why but I had an urge to read it this book again. I read when I was a teanager many oatcackes ago.

Fascinating, with some striking parallels with society and politics; far tamer of course: constant war and the reasons for it, the dumbing down of society, styfiling debate, common enemy and borders. Goldstein's book on Oliagarphy sounds prophetic.

A great read and some of the concepts such as doublethink and newspeak are happening already.

Worth a revisit I for anyone who was struck by Orwell's vision first time round.
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Re: 1984

Postby Telo » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:37 am

Nah, must be at least 30 years out of date.......


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