“I read this book in 1984, it is so much interesting to prediction Information Technology effect on our life today.”khoshfar wrote this review Monday, August 20, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The root cause of all the wars, crimes is human emotions, human psyche to know and to question. So what if emotions are killed, you are forced to accept what a bunch of administrators tell you. Your nation lost a battle with the neighbour, today you are told your nation has always been on friendly terms with its neighbour. My most difficult and challenging read till date!!!!!”HowardRoark wrote this review Saturday, August 18, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Few books hit you so hard that it pains even after you have forgotten the story. 1984 is one of those books.
Reading this book is not a passive activity. Author pushes you to throw you along with all your beliefs across the fire of this book and challenges you to come out clean on the other side. Beliefs and perceptions you held close to your heart. Your belief that government should handle the appropriation of wealth for upliftment all strata of society bursts to pieces.
This book is about immense power that system can exert on your souls. Wonderful story of two lovers who committed to each other that they will betray each other but will never stop loving each other. The peak of the book is in the couplet-
"I sold you and you sold me,
under the growing chestnut tree"”
“This is one of my all-time favorite books. Orwell didn't state anything that I didn't already know; he simply put words to the thoughts. I love the opposing characters and the tragic ending. It is an eloquent and disturbing look at what could easily be and what already is (even if it not openly acknowledged).”roomagic wrote this review Friday, August 17, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A book that describes life (if it can be called such) under a totalitarian government and the methods used by the government to control the populace.
It describes a government that has permeated all aspects of life, to the extent that even your thoughts have been doctored one way or another. It beautifully brings out the repression and hopelessness brought about by a totalitarian environment.
A must read ..”