I haven’t written a blog post in quite a while but I’m starting back with another bookclub post. I’ve recently been reading what are known as ‘bucket list books’ and I’m currently going through the classics and this blog post is George Orwell 1984.
This is a book many people might read in school so I may be slightly late to the party. I read the book on recommendation of one of my good friends Reece and I’m very glad I did.
‘Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in.’
First of all the book is quite scary and sent chills down my spine as I read it. It was one of those books that I could not put down. You know, the ones you have to carry on reading throughout the night, even though your eyes are burning and your brain hurts?
If you haven’t read 1984 it’s an incredible read based around main character Winston Smith and his life under the watchful eye of ‘Big Brother.’ It highlights the surveillance state, the power of the mass media and how they manipulate public opinion and it really resonated with me how our world works now and how George Orwell almost predicted the future.
If you haven’t read this book yet, do.
Hope you enjoyed this post.