Tyler posted a review at 2009-03-06 01:57:13.
This was not the easiest book to get through for me, especially compared to Animal Farm which is the only other Orwell Novel I have read. However, I did quite enjoy it. I will not try to sum it up (if you don't already have an idea of what it is about you could find a much better description than I could give), but I will say it is definitely a must read. The second half especially was quite intriguing, more like a gruesome train wreck at some parts where the only thing keeping me reading was the sheer fact that it had to get better or to see where it would finally end. I agree that there are some parallels to today’s society especially looking back at the Bush Regime and those who not only supported it, but also asserted its legitimacy and integrity (If I didn’t know any better I would think the newspeak words were created just for such people). I only hope that our society can progress in a better direction and not be doomed to always follow the cyclical swapping out of one evil for another which this book discusses; or worse.
I am actually going to, and am looking forward to, reading the appendix and the afterword!!!