Amazon’s List of 100 Books Everyone Should Read: 1984 by George Orwell

So what happens when you set up a YouTube channel to talk about books when you haven’t read a single page since January? You put the pedal to the metal. When I uploaded my first video I’d read something like 60 pages of 1984. Now I’m finished and have a new video for y’all.

I want to say a couple of things before you watch. First, this is my first REAL video, so I anticipate that I’ll get a little better as I go along. Second, I didn’t talk about any of the terms from the book like Big Brother or thoughtcrime or doublethink or any others. So I’ll just talk about them a little bit here. I actually didn’t like them, any of them. I think Orwell was the first use Big Brother, perhaps? And obviously we all have an idea as to what it means now, but I wasn’t really in love with any of the terms that were used in the book.

I think that’s it! Now watch and tell me what you thought of this book.

PS: I’m playing around with editors and I couldn’t figure out how to edit out the very end of the video. *sad face*

 

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5 thoughts on “Amazon’s List of 100 Books Everyone Should Read: 1984 by George Orwell

  1. I completely understand why you didn’t like it as much as other people do. For me, it’s not so much about Orwell’s style of writing or the pace of the plot. It’s more about how freakily accurate his book has become over the past few decades. I think his insight was far ahead of his time and that’s what stands out in the book so much for me.

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    • It reminded me of Brave New World and the movie The Island. And I don’t know that I believe it to be all that accurate. No one is controlling every aspect of my life.

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