Happy Friday friends! This long awaited book review is finally here. Today I am going to be discussing a book that has turned me upside down and inside out. Recently I read 1984 by George Orwell. I cannot believe this is the first novel of his I have read. I have other works of his and they have been sitting on my shelf staring back at me whenever I would tell myself I had to get to reading one. Finally I did as it was one of the assigned books in a class I am taking and I am so excited to be giving it a review for anyone who like me, has yet to jump into Orwell’s world.
1984 is all about a dystopian world which a man named Winston Smith finds himself living in, confused on what life was like before all the chaos and thirty years of unchanged history. It is as though the world has been frozen for those thirty years with nothing to really show for it. Winston ends up meeting two very distinct and different people who completely change his life, for better or worst. Without giving to much away this is the first book I have read in a long time that I was completely engrossed in. I couldn’t take my eyes away from reading. I was scared and fascinated at the same time. My only reasoning for not giving it five stars which you will see in the 5 Star Rating down below after the post, is because of two reasons and these are my only two “complaints” if you will about the novel. First, this book is borderline science fiction. I am not the biggest fan of those types of novels and while I love to read new genres and I do have my fair share of H.G. Wells novels, this book was a bit much for me a times. This is in NO way a negative just something to keep in mind if your reading preference is maybe something more relaxed. My second reason why I did not give it five stars is simply I did not agree with/find necessary one part of the novel, towards the end that lasted about 30 pages. I do not want to give any spoilers but I felt it did the novel a disservice and could’ve been left out. This being said Orwell is a genius and I am only criticizing minor aspects of his work, the majority of with I think is simply phenomenal.
I hope you all enjoyed this book review and I will try to be posting more along the lines of my usual schedule of Tuesday’s and Friday’s. University and the holidays quickly approaching, it is all getting a bit crazy! Happy black Friday!
Quote of the Day:
“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
― George Orwell, 1984
“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”
― George Orwell, 1984
5 Star Rating: