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Posted August 30, 2016 by

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell – 1949

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Reviewed by: Jerome Delacroix        Date: 30 August 2001

1984-460x721Winston Smith is a good citizen. He abides by the rules. He regularly makes love to his woman, because that is their ‘duty towards the party’. He is just like any other man, he respects Big Brother and trusts the official, though changing, version of History. But Winston is sick. He suffers in his body, from his stomach. And that makes him bitter. And his bitter body makes his soul bitter. That is why he thinks a lot. In his mind, the only place the Party cannot control, he becomes a rebel. He starts hating all the lies of the Party, to doubt official speeches, to analyze New Speech and deconstruct Double Think. His mental rebellion soon turns into action. He becomes a fighter and a secret opponent. He even affords to fall in love ; for real. This book is an absolute must-read. Winston is a one-of-the-kind hero, who dares fighting for his liberty in the worst dictatorship that can be, a dictatorship that aims to controlling Truth, History, and Souls. The style of the book is brilliant, addictive and you will undoubtedly experience a deep sympathy for Winston Smith. A masterpiece.


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