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1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. ?The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. It is dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking.Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory holes, have entered into common use since its publication. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.
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" This book was good, encouraging, eyeoprning, then horrifying. It is crazy how one can look at sociaty today and find similarities to the book. The thing is I love sad endings, but I need hope and love present. This book ended with the horror of a lost person who would never see the truth again, a broken soul with no hope or love. That scares me."
"I had to read this book for school and I didn’t love it but it wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever had to read. The plot definitely had some potential I just didn’t love the ending or some riskier subjects that it had. Overall I’d give it three out of five stars because it was sort of suspenseful and interesting."