Friday, May 26, 2006

1984


big brother's slogan in 1984


If you haven't heard of or read the classic novel - 1984 yet, do yourself a favor and go check it out of the library. Since I have started reading the book, I can't put it down. The views and visions this novel portrays about a crazy, all-engulfing totalitarian government and it's brainwashed citizens just sends chills down my spine. Especially with the blatant abuse of power that the US government has been flexing lately, somehow the books words hit my like a gong and make the dark reality of the novel more like a horror story in my eyes.

Word to the wise though: if you haven't read the book and click on the link I gave you, steer clear of the last paragraph: it kinda gives away the ending.

2 comments:

Cracked Chancla said...

excellent read. it is scary how much it applies to the present state of things. i read it months prior to 9/11, which was probably the worst timing.

Mickey Glitter said...

One of my all-time favorite books in the entire world! I also remember enjoying Brave New World, but when I revisited it a few months ago, I found I really didn't care for it. Another good dystopian novel is Anthem by Ayn Rand, as is The Giver by Lois Lowry, although The Giver is more geared to children. But still a great read, nonetheless.