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    1984

    I havent read this yet but i just may!!

    I hear this is when things started going downhill

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    Re: 1984

    Haven't read it, but I've seen the movie. Quite a memorable one, I must admit. Perhaps relevent in some ways, but in others, way off the mark.

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    Re: 1984

    I havent read it,but I have heard of it
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    Re: 1984

    I've heard of it, but never read it.

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    Re: 1984

    Read it in High School. Not my thing..
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    Re: 1984

    I haven't read it but I saw the movie a long time ago. Not my cup of tea and have no intentions of readng it or watching the movie again.
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    Re: 1984

    I really liked the movie when I saw it years ago when it first came out. But I saw it again last year and I couldn't see what was so great about it.

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    Re: 1984

    Great novel! Never saw the movie. Right now I'm reading Jack Ketchum's - The Girl Next Door. Deeply disturbing, but the kind of book you just canít put down. If horrorís your thing, this is the one. Stephen King loves this book and this writer. I also understand their in the process of making a movie based on the novel. Canít wait!
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    Re: 1984

    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvthe80s View Post
    I've heard of it, but never read it.
    I've never read 1984, either. But I have heard of it.
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    Re: 1984

    I read it a long time ago, either in high school or college. I think it was only about 20 years or so off the mark.
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    Re: 1984

    I havent read it,but I read a summary

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    Re: 1984

    first time i read this book was in high school... i ended up reading it twice..
    this book is actually what got me interested in different societies in the world. at the time it was crazy to think that a government could have that much power over a people. i actually loved the book and own a copy of it now. from time to time i pull it out to read excerpts from of it.

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    Re: 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recker
    I really liked the movie when I saw it years ago when it first came out. But I saw it again last year and I couldn't see what was so great about it.
    I understand believe me!

    Now that we see what was discussed in all this occuring,it isnt as appealing reading about it! (We want to turn the clocks back and undo it all)

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    Re: 1984

    What an important novel that was. Such a hefty condemnation of totalitarian states. And at the time it was quite prophetic. It would not have apparent to everyone in 1949 that these were the dangers of the communist regimes, or for that matter, some of the theocracies of today. Just like his Animal House, Orwell showed a great understanding of what power does.... both to individuals and their liberty, and to those that wield it.

    I last read this in high school and will do so again now. But the one concept I have always kept with me all this time is; what happens if you remove a word from a lexicon? Does the concept disappear over time? A truly frightening thought. Or should I say.... Ministry of Thought lol.
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    Re: 1984

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogie View Post
    A truly frightening thought. Or should I say.... Ministry of Thought lol.
    you even laughed at that




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    you even laughed at that




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    Re: 1984

    I donít know what went through my schools head in 1981-83 or if with the coldwar still in place everyone was frighterned Communism and a Nuclear war which basically went hand and hand.

    My High school reading list , not sure if grade 10-12 , but

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caligula View Post
    Some French Novel called the outsider in English and it wasnít SE Hintonís Outsider
    L'etranger by Albert Camus?


    Ya, we all had pretty morbid reading lists in those days. Stuff like We and some others were included in mine.

    Although none were actually as terrifying as My Fair Lady
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    Re: 1984

    Ihaven't read it, but I remember seeing the movie a LONG time ago.
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