1984

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AUTHOR- GEORGE ORWELL

PUBLISHED ON- 1949

PAGES- 260

 

SPOILERS AHEAD.

FIRST LINE- It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

LAST LINE- He loved Big Brother.

There’s a certain beauty to how authors choose to open and close a book. Creating an entire world enclosed within two very different lines is thrilling. I wish I could say that I loved the book but I can’t and that’s bothersome because we are talking about one of the most influential books of modern literature here. I enjoy connecting with books while I read them and I failed here. It’s going to be one of those lousy reviews again. The plot was great. There’s Winston who is living in a world where even thinking is not allowed. Being your own person is not allowed. Keeping a diary is a crime. Staying with another individual other than the reason of nurturing children is not allowed. Basically, living is not allowed. Winston struggles to survive under such a surveillance and tries to defy “Big Brother”. Of course the book is more than just this but apparently my brain has evaporated and I am nothing more than just a floating mass.

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