Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Review of 1984 by George Orwell

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel

Elaborate Description

Think nothing but what the state says. Do not say anything that is not approved by the state. Writing done anything is a crime. Trust no one as they will betray you. The walls have ears. In this world, the state controls everything. Everything that the state says is true. Everything thing else is a lie by a hated enemy. History is rewritten to fit the narrative the state claims. Any individual that has a thought or does an action that goes against the state is liable to perish from history with their existence erased.

This story is less about a narrative which is deep but simple. This story is about thought control. More philosophy book on the control of information. Philosophy of power and how to maintain it. Power to control information and history which controls people minds. Paradoxes of claims are made to be consistent. Consistency is impossible, yet it is consistency that the state creates. Nothing is true but the lies and rewritten lies. No proof remains of any revisions.

This book is more an open secretive manifesto. There is a manifesto in the book as well. The very powerful claims made in this book are made to appear as fiction, as cover for claims. As this book is more philosophical and is more descriptive of the situation rather than a simple character narrative, it can be difficult to begin reading the book and at times it is tedious to read.


Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9780547249643
Pages to read:   275
Publication:     1983
1st Edition:      1949
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    4
Content          4
Overall           4