Book Review

by Hjalte Engel Wallin

1984 by George Orwell

1984 is a dystopian novel set in a dark future, written by George Orwell, a socialist who received critical acclaim for his critical look at the pitfalls of socialism when abused and manipulated. 1984 follows a character who works for a department that systematically destroys any compromising information about the government. The story elegantly weaves in and out of subplots of betrayal between a cast of interesting characters. Everyone is cast differently, and they each have different motivations for the actions they perform. The book is split into two parts and an epilogue, and makes for a heavy read that is surprisingly short.


The book has explicit scenes, and is not recommended for younger audiences. The English is also quite advanced, but if you can get through those caveats, then it’s a fantastic read that will make a lasting. 5/6 *


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