ID #16227 | ημερομηνία: 2020-07-11
Νεκταρία Μπούργου | 114 κριτικές
Mother of all dystopia
This was just PHENOMENAL. George Orwell has to be one of the biggest writing geniuses ever!
If you are unsure about reading this book, thinking 'how can a book written in the 40s possibly be any interesting?', oh my friend, you are SO wrong. This isn't just one of those books that get a place in those 'greatest books of all time' lists just for being old. This is a masterpiece . It will captivate you from the very first sentence. I'm assuring you; it truly deserves your time, money and eternal appreciation.
George Orwell was not only ahead of his time in terms of imagination, since he chose such an original and innovative idea but in terms of writing, too. The story is fast-paced and enganging and he manages to convey the thrilling atmosphere of this terrifying society. A real page-turner.
Coming from someone who isn't really 'touched' by thrillers or horror novels, I have to say that Orwell's writing did such a great job on giving me the creeps. I was seriously thrilled and fascinated. Maybe what's so special about the story is that the concept of a society like this isn't as abstract or futuristic as we like to think. Maybe it scared me because it's a reasonable, realistic thing to worry about. I'm not sure whether Orwell should be cosidered an author or a prophet. But, no matter which one it is, he undoubtedly created the best dystopia possible.
And now, coming back down to Earth for a second, I have a burning question for all of you that condemned this piece of art with a 2 star rating because you found the characters to be under-developed, superficial etc ; of course everyone is entitled to the right to have a different opinion but, did you read the book ? Under-developed ? Are you kidding me? We are talking about a dystopian society that keeps its citizens in the dark, demands having constant control over them, doesn't allow them to do anything creative and, in generally, wants them to be an unvarying mass with no freedom that can't think or make decisions for itself. The characters are supposed to lack deeper personality and specific features. That's the whole point! If anything, it's the writer doing a terrific job forming suitable characters.