Blurb《1984년》은 1949년 출판된 조지 오웰의 디스토피아 소설이다. 1984년을 전체주의가 극도화된 사회로 상정하고 쓴 미래 소설이다. 올더스 헉슬리의 《멋진 신세계》와 더불어 이후 디스토피아를 다룬 대부분의 예술작품에 영향을 준 원형적인 작품으로 62개 이상의 언어로 번역되었다. 이 소설 이후 사회 시스템에 의문을 제기하는 사람들을 '오웰적'이라고 부르게 될 정도로 파급력을 가졌다. 작품의 제목인 1984는 작가가 작품을 쓰기 시작한 1948년의 뒷자리 년도를 뒤집은 것이다.
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This book is hard to read and a boring in places. It likes to ramble in places and doesn’t always make sense. Despite this, it was a good read. It was amazingly set up, and it gets amazingly great toward the end, and just feels like the author knew what he was talking about. Everything was very meticulously done, and made you question things you have never even thought about. It was horrifying in the best possible way. The book was at least interesting to read despite pacing issues and long world-building segments, and has an important message that everyone should learn.
My favorite book of all time
El autor ha sido capaz de crear una utopía cada vez más cercana a la realidad.
Although George Orwell is a pessismist author, his book presents how the human beings can degrade themselves for power, power for power itself.
A história é muito boa, mas o livro fica é muito descritivo e acaba ficando repetitivo demais.
A foreshadowing of 21st Century America. Scary.
great read !
has the depth of a classic but the readability of a YA
So, 1984 it was. When I finished this book, I had this brilliant idea of writing a long, well-thought and insightful killer-review. But whenever I sat down, starting to type, I just couldn't do it. Thoughts would rush through my brain, exploding like bombs. So I'll keep it simple: Please read this book. It will be a painful, horrible, somewhat disgusting experience. It will hurt. It may haunt you. It may scare you. Maybe it will come to your pillow. Maybe you will get a little paranoid for a couple of days, looking over your shoulder more often than you would usually do. But worst of all, it will make you question everything. And that is so important. Now, maybe more than ever. And you know what's even more worse? People told me, that they had this "Now maybe more than ever"-thought 20 years ago. And 25 years ago. And 30 years ago. So please, read this. In it's unpleasent way, it's brilliant.
Das gruseligste Buch, welches ich jemals gelesen habe. Wenn Orwell wüsste, wie nah er mit seinem Buch der zukünftigen Realität gekommen ist. Beim Thema Überwachung wird sein Buch ja noch um damals schier unvorstellbare Dimensionen übertroffen. Jedem nur zu empfehlen.