Reading Backwards

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1984

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By George Orwell
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Rating: Phwoar
Read: April 2006

I read this once before, in junior year of high school. I didn’t like it so much then. But now I’m in awe, sort of like the JK Rowling phenomenon. I really like it this time. And I’m amazed by the theory and complexity. It is so COOL.

I still hate Julia, though. She really rubs me the wrong way. And I always want the antique shop owner to be a good guy… But what the hell. The theory behind it is brilliant. I only wish the endering weren’t so sad and depressing… it drags in the last third as Winston is tortured with waiting. His sessions with O’Brien are much more interesting.

But if you’ve never read it, you must. And then you must read it again, at least a year later. That’s the ticket.

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Written by Shen

May 28, 2006 at 12:29 am

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