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Postby Dixie » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:20 am

Like I said on another thread, I'm just about to finish George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. I just love it. I find it brilliant. There are not many words to describe such novel. I was just wondering if more people around here are familiar with it? :roll:
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Postby Nu » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:55 pm

An' what is it about? i'm preparin' to FCE test an' one of the books I need to read is this one... so could you enlighten me? more details )
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Postby Dixie » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:57 pm

It explains a future society where everything is controlled: not only the society but also the individual itself. Every movement, every thought, is controlled by the government or what in the novel is called "The Big Brother".
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Postby Nu » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:09 pm

Tnx, Dixie...

It might be interesting to read... it reminds me of the ideas which were tried to develop by the USSR goverment... do u think it's connected things?
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Postby wllsp » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:01 pm

Sure, they are connected. You can read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four what inspired the author.
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Postby Nu » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:27 pm

2 wllsp

ok, i see ) an' what about u? have u read it? what's your impression of the book?
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Postby Cypress » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:26 pm

Nu wrote:
It might be interesting to read... it reminds me of the ideas which were tried to develop by the USSR goverment... do u think it's connected things?



When I read another book by George Orwell called Animal Farm, I was astonished by how much it resembled life in the former Soviet Union :shock:
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Postby Dixie » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:32 pm

Cypress wrote:When I read another book by George Orwell called Animal Farm, I was astonished by how much it resembled life in the former Soviet Union :shock:


Animal Farm is a satire about the Soviet Union during that time...
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Postby Cypress » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:35 pm

Dixie wrote:
Cypress wrote:When I read another book by George Orwell called Animal Farm, I was astonished by how much it resembled life in the former Soviet Union :shock:


Animal Farm is a satire about the Soviet Union during that time...


no wonder
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Postby wllsp » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:18 pm

Nu wrote:have u read it? what's your impression of the book?

Yes, I read it translated in Russian in late 80's. To be honest I was not impressed very much by the book. I think it's due to the fact that at that time there were a lot of really intresting stories about true history of the USSR, about Stalin and his regime, about repressions in the USSR which were published by magazines like "Ogonek". Recall, the book was written in 40's and I think it shocked millions of people since that time. But having read hundreds of stories printed after perestroika I can't say that I found something impressive in it.
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