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Orwell's Bleak Future,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: 1984 (Bibliothekseinband)
Please don't think me arrogant, but I've always thought of myself as a rather capable reviewer of the modern novel. I've read just about every kind of book I can think of(Orwell to Hemingway-London to Stevenson-King to Koontz- and yes, even those trashy little pulp novels with stories of witches and heroes)and have enjoyed in some manner or another almost every one. But, fellow readers, if I was forced to choose a single book, just one to promote to those people eager to turn pages, it would be George Orwell's classic story of Oceania. "1984" From its first paragraphs to the final four words, this book grabs the reader's attention and just refuses to let go. Orwell's story deals with a man named Winston, an employee at Oceania's Ministry of Truth, who is responsible for the almost daily altering and destruction of historical documents and photographs in an effort to serve the political interests of a group known simply as "the Party." With such activities as "Hate Week" and public slogans like "War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength" the forementioned party keeps to its philosophy of Totalitarianism with a firm and painful grip. And I won't forget to mention the leader of it all, a pseudo-religious figure named Big Brother who never fails to rid Oceania of its more troublesome citizens with the help of the infamous "Thought Police," an elite and cruel gestapo-like police force charged with the task of making those citizens of Oceania brave or foolish enough to speak ill of "the Party's" policies or even look unsatisfied at home(their is human as well as mechanical surveillance everywhere)disappear in a discrete and timely manner. "1984" seems more like a hint, a prediction if you will, of a future disturbingly possible(it was written in 1949). The book moves at a quick pace and even the most casual reader would have little trouble with the language. Don't miss this one folks. It's definitely worth the time.