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Nineteen Eighty-Four
by George Orwell
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PublisherPlume
Release Date2003-05-06 (added to CC 18 Jul 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank192
Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale.

More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable-the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.
With a new forward by Thomas Pynchon.

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This novel does a great job of creating a feeling of paranoia in the reader. I don't think I'll ever forget the final sentence of 1984.
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Thoroughly thought provoking and chilling in that it describes a rather bleak world which I see as altogether too possible. Big brother is always watching ...
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(31 May 2008)
I hated this book. It took too long to get to the point and then, the point seemed to leave you hanging.

I honestly don't see how he could start off hating Big Brother and then love him.

It is very haunting. It gave me my first nightmare — not the wake up screaming type, but the real vivid ones that make you feel like you can't get out.
(31 May 2008)
Nothing I could write here could express the power of this novel. Haunted me for decades, and is still unpleasantly yet undeniably intrusive in my private contemplation of the state of politics to this day.
(4 Apr 2008)
You gotta appreciate Orwell's moral- he presents the truth here.
(29 Aug 2005)
An amazing novel. Dark, disturbing and intriguing.
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