Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Three Sentence Book Review: 1984, George Orwell

Orwell's 1949 portrayal of the then-futuristic oligarchical society of 1984 is super thought-provoking and very well written (though you can skip the chapter in the middle that quotes from "the book" -- it's boring and unnecessary).  Once you read it, you notice that the symbols contained in this book are found all over in our society today, and are regularly invoked by partisans on all sides to shape their arguments.  This is not a pleasant read, since it starts off depressing and goes downhill from there, but it's an important work and definitely worth reading.

1 comment:

Ro Ro Riot said...

Another thing to put on the reading list.