Here's a quick review of the first book I finished this year:
1984 by George Orwell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As a fan of dystopian fiction, I felt I ought to read this book. It is the most well known of dystopian fiction, isn't it?
The world was excellent, well thought out and presented perfectly. As expected. It was appropriately horrible and disturbing.
Overall, although I didn't not enjoy it, I wasn't really enthralled with it. The politics and philosophies were really interesting, but the characters were flat and...not unlikable, but...boring. I didn't care about them. Winston and Julia...would they die? Would they live? Would they be caught by the Thought Police? I really didn't care either way. And because I didn't care about the characters, the story just didn't excited me.
Nearing the end, I just wanted it to be over.
On a scale from Totally Awesome to Horrifically Awful, I'd give it an Alright. I'm glad I read it, but only for the sake of having read it, not because I enjoyed it all that much.
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