Review of 1984 by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

I can't believe I had never read this book before now.  The story was so familiar to me from simply being culturally-literate that there were no surprises.  I enjoyed the story and could see the many allusions to Soviet era government.  I thought the sections where the main character reads through the rebel "textbook" made the book drag.  The conclusions from that section should have been obvious to any read at that point in the book.  I think that if I was reading this at the time it was published, it would have hit me more deeply.  Either way, I enjoyed it and am glad I read it.