Monday, August 13, 2007

1984 (George Orwell)

It is an injustice that I wasn't forced to read this book earlier in my life. My telescreen should have made me.

Seriously, I really enjoyed this book. PB and I listened to it on audiobook and we were so engrossed that we were looking for reasons to drive around to keep listening. On more than one occassion we stayed in a parking lot or driveway to get to a good breaking point.

I can really comment on the book itself - I'm sure I have nothing left to say that someone else hasn't said before (and much more eloquently). Besides, I need to actually read the book now. I do think the scene in Room 101, which I had heard about before, was one of the most dreadfully compelling things I've ever heard. I cried when he betrayed Julia.

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