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Audiobook CD - 1986
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Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p1986
ISBN: 9781402522833
Branch Call Number: CDB Fiction ORWELL,G
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (9.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,1.4 m/s
digital,1.4 m/s
Additional Contributors: Muller, Frank 1951-2008
Alternative Title: Nineteen eighty-four


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Mar 22, 2021

1984 is a classic novel about a man named Winston Smith, who lives in a society governed by a totalitarian government. Winston is under constant supervision from Ingsoc, led by Big Brother. Big Brother’s face appears everywhere from giant posters to the back of coins. Winston begins to doubt the government while thinking about his few childhood memories, his lover Julia, and the arcane Brotherhood, who are allegedly rooted against Ingsoc. This novel amazingly but terrifyingly sums up what it means to live in a world where the government truly rules everything. I didn’t like Julia’s character, because Winston objectifies her. It’s obvious that Winston doesn’t actually love her; how could he, knowing next to nothing about her? The scariest part of the book is how “simpler” people were oblivious to the obvious manipulation they were subject to. 1984, which is named after the year that Winston thinks it is, makes readers reevaluate their society and lives. Many concepts introduced by the book can be applied to life today. I believe that everyone should read 1984 at one point in their life, as it will reshape their thinking as a citizen and as a person. 4.5/5 stars
@PennyFields of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Mar 03, 2021

Scary. It is happening NOW! I read this in high school in 1974, and had to read it again in 2021. Scary real... Great book.


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