Commentary on 1984 by George Orwell

Posted August 8, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

19841984 by George Orwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am so glad I finally finished it. It’s not that it was bad, it wasn’t. Parts of it I enjoyed very much. It just seemed like an enormous infodump in some chapters and that really threw the pacing off. I can see why so many loved it. I absolutely adored the parts leading up to the halfway mark. And then Winston was given the book from the brotherhood to read and that’s where it lost me. It took me a month to get through that part. I finally did and then it started to pick back up a little after that section was over. But it still didn’t obtain the magic that it once had. And that’s just my personal opinion. I don’t want to do an official review, because I don’t feel that I am qualified to do that. All I can do is give you my opinion and comment on how the book affected me and made me feel. I can finally say I finished the most famous dystopian out there. Even though I didn’t love it, I can appreciate it for what it is, and the many ways that it has influenced and continues to influence literature and society today.

How did you feel about 1984? Do you have anything in common with me, or did you feel completely different. Hit the comment button below and let me know!

2 responses to “Commentary on 1984 by George Orwell

  1. It took me several tries to get through 1984, too, for much the same reason that I grew to appreciate it: there is no way to make through more than fifteen pages without becoming incredibly depressed. Orwell was a lot more of an idea-writer than a story-writer, but did he ever nail that.

  2. I haven’t read it since high school (aprox 25 y/a). As I recall it was awesome and overwhelming. I’m sure if i read it now I would understand it better and get moe out of it. Awesomeness.


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