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Old 05-08-09, 08:43 PM   #11
 
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Something about this thread makes me want to break out th Victory Gin!!!!
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Old 12-24-09, 07:59 PM   #12
 
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I was considerably let down. The idea is great but the book wasn't. It got better near the end, but the ending was rubbish.
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Old 12-24-09, 08:16 PM   #13
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only saw the movie, which was pretty good imo
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i think the ending of it is perfect. those last four words of the novel basically sum up exactly what orwell was trying to get across- unless we stop totalitarian governments now they will eventually be unstoppable. it's an ending that i can understand some people dont like, but on the other hand it reaffirms in our minds that we must fight for freedom and democracy at all costs
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thats why i hated it lol. I usually like sad/tragic endings, but in this case, i hated it. It was a defeat, and i hate the planet, and that's why i hated the ending. I almost wanted to throw the book against the wall. I would have, if i wasnt at work, and it wasnt a library copy.
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Old 03-11-10, 04:11 AM   #16
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Ok John.. You bring the Victory Gin.. I'll bring the Victory Cigarettes and we'll make a night of it.. Of course, we'd have to find a secret rendezvous place, above an antique store, away from the telescreens.. We wouldn't want people to perceive us as Eurasian Spies.. lol!

I loved this book.. I only got to read it last year, but I made a mad dash to get the last copy a Popular chain had. I was shocked to see how detailed Orwell was when he was describing Winston and Julia's Sex Scene.. The part about Winston wanting to strangle the life out of Julia, really caught me by surprise.. Although, in saying that.. It was FUCKING HOTT!! =P I think, by about halfway through the book, I was hooked.. I haven't read it again yet, but I can't wait for the time that I do.
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Old 05-04-10, 01:44 AM   #17
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I don't think it's just about totalitarian governments. There are other things that could act as 1984 - the Internet and especially all the social media crap these days could be it.

You know what's funny, when I first read the book, I was just entering puberty and wasn't attracted to anyone, and I didn't understand the book. So I thought it was actually a GOOD thing that Winston/Julia were banned from having sex.

Then again, considering I will be a virgin for my entire life, I kind of wish it was banned everywhere so I won't feel left out.
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