In the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to appease the needs of the Party. Inwardly, he rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the watchful eye of Big Brother. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with Julia. Awakening to new possibilities, Winston begins to question the party. But what is price of freedom?
A chilling tale of the likely outcome of our society. Big Brother is always watching you. - Ines (QBD)
Every arm of politics, at some stage, wants to claim Orwell's masterpiece as their own. And many pejorative political terms were coined here. But, if you read it, you'll realise that the novel can't be safely pushed in any one particular political direction. It remains an elusive 20th century parable of totalitarian power and humanity in degeneration; a culture, collapsed. It improves every read. - Jeremy (QBD)
This nightmarish tale follows the life of Winston Smith as he struggles to navigate his daily life in a dystopian, totalitarian society, ever under the watchful and threatening eye of the Party. As Winston longs for truth, he meets Julia, and they both find the courage to secretly rebel and begin an illicit love affair. Horrifying and riveting, this book is a must-read. - Kirstie (QBD)