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Banned Book Week: 1984 | Book Review

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Hey Epic Geeks,

This is banned book week. I’ve been posting all week on Instagram (@epicfied) to promote and bring awareness to banned/challenged books. I also finally read 1984 by George Orwell.

I’m not sure why I put off reading 1984 for so long, but I really enjoyed this classic. I have yet to love a classic until now. 1984 is a timeless dystopian that, unfortunately, will always be relevant. George Orwell wrote this novel in 1948 and just flipped the numbers for the future effect. Though over 30 years old now, I only noticed it being outdated once and could easily pin it on THEIR society’s knowledge.


Non-spoiler review

1984 was well written and a great reference for anyone looking to write a dystopian. This is a great classic and I truly believe everyone should read it. If you’re not keen on reading it, just listen. Because of the above, 1948 (published in 1949) got a four star rating from me on Goodreads, but it’s really more of a 4.3ish. I’m trying to be stingier with my 5 star ratings.


Spoiler review

 

As usual, I know I’m forgetting so much but please talk to me about 1984 in the comments below!


A couple questions for YOU

What is your favorite classic? Favorite dystopian?

Do you believe that the government is always watching? Why or why not?

Does this concept invoke any emotion in you?


Thanks for reading!

In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,

Kayla

  • Mariah Kaercher

    I have always wanted to read 1984 also. Right now I’m not in the mood for dystopia fiction, but I will consider reading this book in the future.

    • It’s quite different than most dystopians we have today. It’s … like a bare bone dystopian. It’s very wrapped up in the thoughts, since it’s your thoughts that are so “wrong”. I completely get not being in a dystopian mood though. Just wanted to point out that it’s not like all of the YA dystopians we have today. (:

  • Still on my TBR and need to read it, along with Animal Farm

    • I haven’t read Animal Farm either. I’ve tried to start it, but I just haven’t been in the right mood for it, I think.

  • I’ve read 1984 several times, and it still chills me out. I also saw the movie. Chills, and more chills. I think that 1984 is on my top of dystopian read books!!

    • I didn’t even realize 1984 was turned into a movie! It’s definitely on my to-watch list now. It’s definitely creepy, especially when it’s way too relevant >.<