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Bookreview: 1984

A book you must not miss

Written by George Orwell
Written in English
ISBN 978-0452284234

1984 is science fiction at it's absolute best. We enter a future version of 1984 were "Big brother" rules. This is a cracking good read, excitement and a clear political warning all at the same time.

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Many people use this book as an argument when discussing surveillance which just isn't quite right. This story isn't about total surveillance (only the middle class is snooped on). The main point of this story is how it's possible to change history and make a whole people believe they are living a good life no matter how bad a life they actually are living.

We also see how war can be fought not to win, even without any ambition of winning, but rather to suppress the people.

Scary and obligatory reading.