Book: 1984

First one done! Nineteen Eighty-four by Gorge Orwell has been on my shelf for a while. I finished it this afternoon. I found it to be a depressing story. There's lots written about how it's  a political statement and other such things. But I don't read for that. I'm always most interested in character. And here, there wasn't so much of that. I could see the main character, Winston, changing and learning and defying Big Brother (yes, that's where the term comes from, not some dumb TV show). But I was never sure how I should feel about him. I liked him, but I wasn't sure that I should.  In any case, I'm glad that I read it.  And I would recommend it. This is one of those books that everyone should read. It really makes you think about what's real and what's only in your mind. 

1 comment:

  1. hey i feel cool for having read a lot of those books...and owning them. woot.

    well if you ever need to borrow some of those books, i have some.

    curious incident of the dog in the night time- it's a super fun book and i have it

    atonement- strong moral message(about rape), but i really liked it

    life of pi- crazy, but cool