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Missing 25 pagesMissing 25 pages. I am confused how this happened. Instead, 25 pages from a previous section of the book were copied over 25 pages later in the book...1My favorite book for almost 20 yearsI first read 1984 for a high school English class almost 20 years ago, I was immediately drawn to Orwell's writing style. For every bit of dialog, there is MUCH more narration, but the narration is engrossing and intriguing. I love when Orwell uses long sentences with parallel phrasing, and he describes in detail a society that is frighteningly much like our own-- a crushingly intrusive government that uses constant and inescapable surveillance paired with a steady stream of falsehoods marketed as truth that caters to the 1% (the Inner Party) while the lower castes (the Outer Party and the Proles) suffer in poverty and neglect. If you're like me and love a good bleak novel that explores the basic depravity of man (other favorites of mine are Brave New World and Lord of the Flies), read 1984. Don't forget to give Animal Farm a try as well; it covers very similar themes using talking barnyard animals, but it's an easier read. Better read this book quickly because Big Brother Is Watching You.5Do Not Buy This Book - The File is Corrupted!This book is impossible to read. The file is corrupted and all kinds of strange characters obscure words. It is infuriating to try to contact Amazon's customer service. Amazon keeps you going in circles and there is no phone number for getting help.1Worried about 1984? Check out "It Can't Happen Here."I read this in high school (I'm 72 now) and at that time it was a prediction of things to come. In some ways it's pretty close. It is interesting that people are reading it more now because of the current situation. I think that if they are alarmed by this book they should try "It Can't Happen Here."Another worthwhile book is "A Nation of Sheep" by William J. Lederer4A Message To Young Readers Who Have Been Assigned This BookThis is one of the first books I have read more than once. I first read "1984" in 1985 and now for the second time in 2018. The book has remained the same, but both the world and I have not. I cannot begin to convey how genuinely frightening this book is. I am a lover of popular science fiction and am astounded by Orwell's ability to be more compelling, entertaining and engrossing than authors with the benefit of light sabers, phasers and teleportation.To every young person who has been assigned this book, know that you are reading a literary work of art. Many of you will understand and appreciate it, but if you love literature, please make a mental note to read this again when you are older. Youth brings with it eternal hope, boundless optimism and of course, hormones, so you will find yourself rebelling against the pessimism of the book itself - you will effectively be Winston raging against the machine, hoping, searching, questing for a way out. In short, you will cheat.But when you get older, have a family, lose loved ones and see some of your dreams unfulfilled - when you witness entire nations and races of peoples born, live and die in brutal squalor - when you reflect on the technological advances made over the decades and gaze, with mouth agape, at how a people can be less advanced, less informed and less enlightened, not despite these innovations, but BECAUSE of them, then you will read 1984 as it was meant to be read...not as a dark, dystopian world you enter when you open the book, but a beautifully brutal warning that, even as you read it, is prophetically coming true around you.5The second time aroundThe first time I read 1984 I was 15 or so. It had a profound impact on me, but I see now how poorly I understood it.I'm nearly 60 now, and just finished my second trip through the Ministry of Love.My greatest thought was that this was not a political book as I thought the first time through. It's a book on how to live with a secret. A secret so troubling that society would shun you, hate you, despise you, if ever your secret is revealed.I am not gay, but I think I can understand the feelings of learning to deal with the fact that society thinks you are different, maybe even wrong. How everything you do you are convinced will let your secret be known. How you build your life around hiding ypur secret, while also yearning for it to be known. Never being able to relax. Never being able to trust. Always living in fear.And once your secret is out, the impact, the transformation it makes in your life, how you basically lose who you are. Well, at least in Winston's case.1984 helped me better understand the turmoil, the hell, that we put people who are considered different through.Not at all what I expected.5Get the actual book. This copy is unreadable.The constant errors, words joined together, paragraphs split with a wrong page number, the book title or the free website right in the middle. I was not able to enjoy reading this at all, I got 7% through before I could not take it anymore. 1984 is great but this version is just unreadable.1Does 2+2 really equal 4?1984 is a thrilling classic novel by George Orwell that brings readers into a dystopian society where citizens know Big brother is watching you. (Orwell 2) The book follows Winston Smith as he secretly denounces the all-powerful government, Big Brother, and decides to live a daring life of scandals and secrets. As expected, Big Brother catches Winston, and tortures him ruthlessly until he is a shell of his former self. Although the storyline itself is exhilarating enough to make readers want to turn the next page, it s really the larger message that makes this read so worthwhile: extreme political philosophies, like Big Brothers totalitarianism, are no good. I will admit at times I felt I didn t even like Winston, like when he first saw Julia, his lover, and told her I hated the sight of you...I wanted to rape you and then murder you afterwards. which shows misogyny in the most unsettling way, and when he kept dismally repeating that there was no escape from death because of his love affair (Orwell 120, 152). Regardless of whether or not the characters are relatable, the book definitely serves as a cautionary tail to all those who have scanned it pages. This book has many horrifying elements and scenes, such as telescreens, the things constantly watching people even in their own homes. Newspeak, Big Brother s official language, is also very unsettling, as the government controls what people say and think without them realizing it, because the words to think bad thoughts do not even exist. However, limited language and stalking screens are nothing compared to the awful dehumanization that Big Brother inflicts on those who don t agree with them. When brought to room 101 in the Ministry of Love (how ironic of a name), Smith was subjected to the worst thing in the world, as O'Brien recalled, almost killing Winston using his worst fear (Orwell 283). This turned Winston into what seemed like an animal with rabies, and after this punishment (in which he was spared death because he betrayed his lover Julia) he was never the same.Perhaps, though, the scariest thing about this novel was that I didn t find it all that scary. Many things Orwell brilliantly predicted are a reality now, like cameras in the pockets of nearly every person in a developed country that could potentially see and hear everything. Phones like the iPhone not only have fingerprints (for touch identification) but now are starting to delve into the world of facial recognition, and no one truly knows for sure where this information goes. We see far worse things than Winston saw in the Ministry of Love by simply turning on the news. Nations like North Korea have complete control over their citizens, and the saddest part is, these citizens are too shielded from reality to even know that there is something wrong with the way they are treated. People also have the tendency to blindly trust whatever the media says, which could just be another way us people are manipulated every day. It makes me wonder, is 2+2 really 4 or, because numbers are a concept created by man, could it really equal 5?-LB4A must read!!In the 1960's I first read this book. It has been a guiding reminder through these years of how fragile freedom and democracy can be and of how important it is to be vigilant and aware of trends that may destroy them! (2017)5Missing PagesOrdered this book for a 9th grade class reading project. Was not happy when we got to page 148 and discovered that pages 149-180 were missing.1
1984 (Signet Classics)

1984 (Signet Classics)

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