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1984
1984 | George Orwell
George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'
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Taylor
1984 | George Orwell

“If not prophecy, what was ‘1984‘? It was, as many have noticed, a warning: a warning about the future of human freedom in a world where political organization and technology can manufacture power in dimensions that would have stunned the imaginations of earlier ages.”

(From the preface, by Walter Cronkite lol. I‘m reading an OLD copy of this novel.)

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Taylor
1984 | George Orwell

Getting toward the end of this. Really enjoying it!

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451Degrees
1984 | George Orwell
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New book club book! I‘m so incredibly excited to be reading this in an environment where there will be discussion! I never read it in school and have read it on my own time but so excited to hear about other people‘s opinions and thoughts!😍 #bookclubbook #bookclubreading

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keithlafo
1984 | George Orwell
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Considering the tumult of anti-democratic behavior and the terror of January 6th, this book feels more relevant than ever before.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

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Taylor
1984 | George Orwell

What was happening was only the working-out of a process that had started years ago…. He had moved from thoughts to words, and now from words to actions. The last step was something that would happen in the Ministry of Love. He had accepted it. The end was contained in the beginning.

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keithlafo
1984 | George Orwell
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It‘s -20 degrees outside right now, so I‘m hiding inside and reading about Big Brother.

AkashaVampie It's super cold here too!!! My kids had like an emergency snow day becuz they could get frostbite if they were out for long periods of time. 2w
BookDadGirlDad It's cold here in Florida, too. I don't think we broke 70F today. 😂 😂 😂 2w
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Taylor
1984 | George Orwell

She would not accept it as a law of nature that the individual is always defeated. In a way she realized that she herself was doomed, that sooner or later the Thought Police would catch her and kill her, but with another part of her mind she believed that it was somehow possible to construct a secret world in which you could live as you chose. All you needed was luck and cunning and boldness.

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HollyBolly
1984 | George Orwell
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#12booksof2021 #December

My first time reading through this one and I loved it! I have a hard time with classics, but like nonfiction, I think it makes it easier for me to listen to them.

SRWCF This is my all time favorite book! Check out the movie - you won't be disappointed. 3w
HollyBolly @SRWCF ok. Which one? I image there are many... (or maybe not, I've not looked into it.) 3w
SRWCF @HollyBolly I think there was just one, and it was released in 1984. 3w
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HollyBolly @SRWCF OK. That is awesome! 3w
SRWCF @HollyBolly watch the previews on Imdb. 3w
HollyBolly @SRWCF I will. 3w
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Taylor
1984 | George Orwell

Perhaps the rumors of vast underground conspiracies were true after all—perhaps the Brotherhood really existed! It was impossible, in spite of the endless arrests and confessions and executions, to be sure that the Brotherhood was not simply a myth. Some days he believed in it, some days not.

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Billie84
1984 | George Orwell

‘ “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

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Amandajoy
1984 | George Orwell
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Someone want to explain this addition to biography & memoir in the Libro.fm app?

LiteraryinLawrence Ha, yikes 2mo
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Nathan.LeRoy
1984 | George Orwell
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A man named Winston Smith returns to his rundown apartment building called Victory Mansions. Winston is a member of the Party, a totalitarian political regime that rules all of Airstrip One which is the land that used to be England. Winston and others are under oppressive political control. There are telescreens that are constantly sharing propaganda from the government.

Nathan.LeRoy The thought police are known to monitor the actions of citizens through these telescreens. Winston begins to write in a journal and he is realizing that he is starting to rebel against the Party. The themes of 1984 are totalitarianism, communism, individual vs collective identity and class struggle. If you like dystopian fiction, social science fiction or political fiction you will enjoy this book. 2mo
Nathan.LeRoy I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 starts because it is a bit hard to follow and understand what is going on in the book at the start. 2mo
MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Nathan! I still cannot get through this book so I am glad you are able to! 6/6 2mo
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christianawinzer
1984 | George Orwell

It was an alright book. Wouldn't recommend :)

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HollyBolly
1984 | George Orwell
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This was so good. Very interesting and relevant even today!

HeyT Have you read Yevgeny Zamyatin‘s We? Largely believed to have inspired 1984. 2mo
HollyBolly @HeyT I haven't, but I have been looking at starting Brave New World or Fahrenheit 421. I'll have to look into We as well. 2mo
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lindseyb27
1984 | George Orwell
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I really liked this book. It was kind of slow at first but the ending was really good.

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ABittorf
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

This book is good for a dystopia book. If your looking for something to make you think at night about the corruption and regulation of our present day world, this is the read for you. A little slow to start with but it picks up a bit about 3/4 of the way through.

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Billie84
1984 | George Orwell

‘ “The best books . . . are those that tell you what you know already

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Billie84

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past

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nibech
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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"Day 3: Book you Did Not Finish"

Sorry, Orwell. I tried really hard to like this book and get through it but I lost interest about 2/3 of the way through. I have a bookmark in it that's still holding my place but I don't think I'm going to go back to it any time soon.

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LucasHoltz
1984 | George Orwell

A good book. It is very interesting how much today's government relates to the one described in his book 1984.

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bodeae@lps.wels.net
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

A very interesting book. It makes you really think, and then even question every thought that you had! It can be hard to follow at some points but overall I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good book full of mystery, suspicion, and conspiracy.

rretzler One of my favorite books of all time. I did a paper on it my freshman year of college - 3 years before 1984. It's hard to believe so many years have passed since then. Unfortunately, sometimes the world seems to be getting closer to the book. 3mo
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@ksmith
1984 | George Orwell

Not really into it. I think it would have been a better read if I was more into the politics of today so that I could relate things and make comparisons. I wish it had had some rising action instead of just having books 1 & 2 be slow and then bam the climax in book 3. 6/10

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kopplin2022!
1984 | George Orwell
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I enjoyed reading this book because it opened my eyes to what any government could become if the citizens don't watch the government and those in charge.

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klange016
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

I liked this book and the mysteriousness of it, but I got bored during parts of it.

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hornja
1984 | George Orwell
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This book was very interesting and also applicable to today's society.

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bree2284
1984 | George Orwell

Didn't really understand the book, but was interesting

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hollyfluegge
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

Got better towards the end, but I couldn't really get into it. Very confusing, not really my style. Definitely interesting the way he wrote it and how he came up with it. 5/10

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Lydiaschuch
1984 | George Orwell

I thought it was cool to read about what th author thought reality and our society was going to come to at that point in time, crazy to think that it still could as well.

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keira19
1984 | George Orwell
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1984 was a great book full of twists and turns it was confusing at sometimes but very interesting i would tell people to read the book if they want the sort of book they have to figure out the ending was sorta frustrating which made it feel like you spend the whole book working to solve the mystery but then the hero just looses.

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amback
1984 | George Orwell
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Book about a dystopian society in which the government has completely taken over and dictates its citizens in their actions and thoughts.

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hbivens
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

I read this book for Novel class and it was definitely an interesting book. Different than most books and not my favorite, but also not horrible.

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linaschroeder
1984 | George Orwell

This book was really eye-opening and a good warning for our modern world. It shows just how dangerous authority can be to citizens.

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emma.slayton
1984 | George Orwell

This book teaches you to hold onto your own opinions and fight for what you believe in.

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samdebruin05
1984 | George Orwell

It was a good book.

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alexanap
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

This book had me curious from beginning to end with a few surprises throughout. There were a couple long winded parts I didn't really care for though so I wouldn't say I would read it again.

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ellaburger
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

A dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian government which has stripped its inhabitants of every personal freedom, even freedom of thought. While it's not always the most fun to read because of concepts that are often depressing or disturbing, I would recommend it because it leads the reader to contemplate concepts that they maybe wouldn't have thought about otherwise.

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ella.brandt
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

Very interesting. A little slow going. Makes you think.

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mohabben
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

Dystopian novel about a world under complete government control

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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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This book was so well written that I really liked it, and although the ending didn‘t go as I wished, it was still a great ending. (It sounds weird now, but it sounded better in my head). I finished this book in my English Literature class because I was done with my test and I didn‘t even get to react because we needed silence, but I‘m pretty sure that my teacher saw me internally dying because of the smile that was sent my way. Anyways, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB Fantastic graphic! 3mo
Sharv_Sona @BarbaraBB thank you! But this is not mine, I found it on Pinterest but there were no credits :( 3mo
BarbaraBB It‘s very fitting. And scary! 3mo
Reyzl Wonderful book. Disturbing. Remind me to tell you something about the Big Brother watching you in the hall. 2mo
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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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Sharv_Sona
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Chrissyreadit I did not see your title just your quote- which has been seared into my brain since 1984 when I read the book in school. And had so many nightmares…. 3mo
Sharv_Sona @Chrissyreadit Aww... it‘s fine, I hope you did well later! 3mo
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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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Starting a new book!

Reyzl Impressive👏🏻 2mo
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yoavshai
1984 | George Orwell
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 48.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Deejak
1984 | George Orwell
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Una lectura que si leíste de joven, DEBES volver a leerlo o si aún no lo lees, que sea tu siguiente lectura.
En verdad duele en el alma conforme vas leyéndolo .
Este libro te dará una cachetada de realidad, pero no solo te quedes con el dolor, debe ser un impulso para hacer una diferencia en los tiempos actuales. No solo es el miedo de lo predictivo, es el terror de que es algo cíclico.

#1984 #georgeorwell #libros

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Deejak
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DinoMom
1984 | George Orwell
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I probably have had a copy of this since 1984… but have yet to have read it. It has been a book that for years I have said I am going to read and then just never do. However, I have been inspired to actually pick it up and finally read it by #roaringwolf Sci FYI September challenge. It fits the Teleportation prompt of taking you to another time.

Here I go… finally reading this one! Thanks for the inspiration @Roary47 @Littlewolf1

Roary47 I enjoyed this one so much that I‘ve read it several times. Happy reading! 😊💛 5mo
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amvee
1984 | George Orwell
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I‘m glad I finally read George Orwell‘s 1984. I‘m still rattled over the stark parallels between the brutal totalitarian state of Oceania, and my current experience working for a large corporation. When Winston gets a good look at himself in that trifold mirror in Room 101, I sobbed.

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Kaarin
1984 | George Orwell
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I moved a lot when I was younger, so I have some knowledge gaps - including this book! It‘s referenced so frequently I knew a lot about it going in. But, it‘s brutal in a way I wasn‘t expecting, especially because it‘s assigned so frequently to teens. I‘m so glad to have finally read it.

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bibliobliss
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Wish the whole day could be like this…

#currentlyreading