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would you suggest the novel 1984?
« on: September 26, 2006, 09:02:42 pm »
Would you suggest the novel 1984, i bet manny of you have read it, it looks fascinating. i know manny of you can inder great boredom when reading, if you think this book is to boring for a person with a finite attention spann please tell me, thanks alot for your advise i am confident it will serve me well.



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Re: Would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 12:40:41 am »
Would you suggest the novel 1984?
I'll bet many of you have read it; it looks fascinating.
I know many of you can endure great boredom when reading but, if you think this book is too boring for a person with a finite attention span,
 please tell me.
Thanks alot for your advice. 
I am confident it will serve me well.
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Seriously, if I can do this at 1am after working all day and taking night classes,  I'm pretty sure you can also.
I  do not want to hear  a thing about there not being a spellcheck either.
Use this next time please.

Of course that won't help the grammer
but, I'm sure they teach that in Tahoe.
It's not all just snowboarding, right? ;)

On topic:
1984 is a fantastic novel.  It's incredibly thought provoking and
I'm fairly sure most people can relate it, in some way, to their own
knowledge of history.  View it as a sort of worst case scenario of a government's
ablilty to influence it's people.  At the risk of turning you off of this book, I will say it does get a bit slow at times but,
stick with it. 
The payoff is well worth it.


I also highly recommend a few other of his books,
both Animal Farm and Down and Out in Paris and London are fantastic.
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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 03:49:39 am »
1984 is worth reading if only to understand many cultural references. The ideas contained within are interesting too.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 07:02:48 am »
I have trouble trudging through "difficult" novels, usually. But I never had that problem with 1984. It's too fascinating to be boring. Read it.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006, 02:48:23 am »
Speaking of difficult novels: Gravity's Rainbow!  I mean it's a great, but soo hard!!
I have been told
not by one but two of my lovers
that I've got a heart of gold
but I'm unable to share it with others
They call me a poet who'll never have a poem
a tiger with no taste for bone
I'm the wonderful wonderful wizard who's waltzing alone

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2006, 07:50:01 pm »
Thanks for the advise. Sorry for the poor gramer, it was late.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2006, 12:02:19 am »
I've attempted to read 1984 twice.

The start of the novel is fascinating to me.  The idea of an oppressed underdog privately rebelling against an omnipresent totalitarian government is inspiring.

But when Winston gets embroiled in the resistance movement, he meets a man and the narrative gets bogged down in a tedious history overview.  Both times I've put the book down at this point - perfectly meaning to continue, but days pass, then months, and so I put the book back on the shelf.

I'll finish it one day, but for someone with a short attention span like me - it might be painful.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2006, 10:02:20 am »
As a general rule, you should read anything George Orwell ever bothered to write down.
Yes. Now.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2006, 01:47:33 pm »
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Re: Would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2006, 06:14:34 pm »
I also highly recommend a few other of his books,
both Animal Farm and Down and Out in Paris and London are fantastic.

i read animal farm quite a while ago. good book.
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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2006, 09:01:16 pm »
George Orwell crimespeak doubleplusungood. Oldthinkers ungood. You unbellyfeel this book.

Anyways... Didn't George Orwell write only a few books? I read this one and Animal Farm. Guess I have to check out Down and Out in Paris.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2006, 07:48:49 am »
George Orwell crimespeak doubleplusungood. Oldthinkers ungood. You unbellyfeel this book.

Anyways... Didn't George Orwell write only a few books? I read this one and Animal Farm. Guess I have to check out Down and Out in Paris.


There's also a really amazing collection of Non-Fiction, usually autobiographical stories called Essays. It, along with the forementioned books, seals his reputation as a stellar author. I love his work.

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Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2006, 03:23:21 pm »
Thanks for recomending this book i'ev read the first 60 pages of it and its awesome. all the ideas a fasinating and crazy. can poeple please post warnings before spoiling the story, thank you.