1984 is often mentioned among the books nearly everyone recommends reading. With that popularity and countless referrals, I think it's a good book to read and I think it would be fun to see whether it's really great or not. I haven't read the book yet so I have no idea whether it's good or bad.
For you, is 1984 by George Orwell a good book? For those who have read it, what makes it stand out among other books out there?
- Yes, it is! Read it, Cccgala!Vote A
- I think it's not a good book.Vote B
- I have other opinions.Vote C
Most Helpful Guy
Orwell was a brilliant writer. He saw where the West was going decades before most did. 1984 is not for the faint-hearted reader though. Start with some of his shorter stuff - Animal Farm is a good one - and avoid the temptation to get one of the movie versions first to get a feel for it. It doesn't work, kind of like trying to understand Tolkien by watching Lord of the Rings before you read it, or Harry Potter.
Just to warn you though, I suspect Trump may think it's a "how to" guide, or "presidency for dummies" manual...6
Most Helpful Girl
1984 is great, other amazing dystopia books/literature to read: Animal Farm, Brave New World, We, The Handmaid's Tale, It Can't Happen Here, Fahrenheit 451, Shades of Grey- Road to High Saffron, The Lathe of Heaven.3