Wednesday, June 2, 2010


it was slow. it was depressing. 1984 is the perfect picture of dystopia, the opposite of utopia. the main character is lacking heroic qualities. it reminded me a bit of the hand maiden's tale. despite all those negatives, you should read it. seriously, the interesting part was that it was written in the 40's but does a remarkable job describing technology in the 80's. it also would be a fabulous book to discuss in a book club, it challenges your deepest beliefs on society, government, and being an individual. 


  1. I read the book a couple of years ago and was amazed at how some things are now possible that were Science Fiction in 1984!!! Great book for all to read! Grandma Jean

  2. Jess! So weird that you just read this! Tom has been reading this book and absolutely devouring it! :) In fact, he insisted that we have a discussion on it the other night. Cool deal to go along with this book is he movie "V for Vendetta." This movie kind of rips off 1984, but since the book is fresh in your mind, i would give it a shot :)

    -Brit Briner