There’s no denying that 1984 by George Orwell was an incredibly well written book, but if I met anyone who actually claimed it as their favourite, I’m not sure how I would feel about that. That book is depressing, setting up a truly hopeless dystopian scenario in which there are no heroes and no future.
The message is one of abject pointlessness. Nothing the protagonist does or can do has any chance of changing his situation for the better, and the ending leaves him in a worse position than he started in, making his story not one of change and growth, but one of futile struggling and endless suffering.
@I Are Lebo, its good read, and I think everyone should read it. But as far as for pleasure favorite, its not anybodies favorite.
@I Are Lebo, thats life dude
@I Are Lebo, some people seem to have adopted it as a how-to manual for running government and society.
@I Are Lebo, so kinda like college. Or living in new Jersey?
@Hot Coffee, hell people have seen it as a challenge and are trying to out authoritarian it
@I Are Lebo, Yeah 1994 is a let down, the first one was better. Still waiting on 2004, hopefully it's a return to form.
@Guy Fawkes, ain’t that the fückin’ truth
@Hot Coffee, the concept of wrongthink has definitely pervaded real world politics.
@I Are Lebo, it used to be my favorite until i read huckleberry finn. I read 1984 while in a psych ward, really helped with the hopeless dystopian vibe
@Doctor Walrus, I have no idea how to respond to that.
The real question is, does he like it for the anti authoritarian message, or is does he like it as an instruction manual?
@Gamasennin, considering how many in politics took it for the latter, a very reasonable question.
That do be a large amount of books
The face is shocked because its so many books.
Homage to Catalonia highly recommended for anyone interested in some of Orwell's non-fiction. And Brave New World for a less depressing dystopian novel to 1984. It influenced Orwell's writing of 1984.
Oh my god this is literally 1984