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This book rightfully deserves the second spot in the top 10 books by George Orwell list. Nineteen Eighty-Four, usually printed as 1984, is a dystopian novel. The book is set in the olden Great Britain Era, The main character of the book is Winston, who is an editor at a newspaper. The story follows Winston in the province of Oceania, which was torn apart by war, civil war and revolution. The book focuses on Winston’s hate for a tyrant and fake government, and how he landed in jail for his opinions. The primary focus of the book is how the will and the individualistic thought of a man were changed by the government.
What makes this book stand out?
Orwell, without a doubt, was an impressive writer. His thoughts were ahead of his time, and this novel depicts that beautifully.
Read it for
The message of the story is terrific. Orwell has made good use of his skills well to make his views clear.
Don't read it for
Some might feel uneasy while reading the book, his writing style is monotonous and may give a dark feeling.