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Book #11: 1984

What will the world look like in 40 years?

Difficult question, yes? No one really can answer with certainty. And, if we try to answer, more than likely we’re going to come up with some goofy, off-base version of the future that, in 40 years, will be over the top and lame. Kind of like The Jetsons or those rides at Epcot.

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George Orwell Hated Crappy Writing

What George Orwell lacked in his sense of facial hair fashion (see photo), he more than made up for in his writing ability.

I suspect that many of you, since you are reading a blog about books, are avid readers.

Many avid readers, I would propose, have at least a passing interest in writing–most of you have blogs, I’ve noticed.

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Apple’s Classic Take on 1984

Back in 1984, Apple (Macintosh) released their first computer with a classic and critically acclaimed commercial, featured during the Super Bowl, that borrowed heavily from George Orwell’s 1984. IBM was portrayed as “Big Brother” and Apple as the revolutionary who was saving the world from conformity.

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Next Up: 1984

To shorten my reviews, I’ve decided to move the “Quick Facts” section to a new post—which I’ll feature before I start reading each book.

Book 11 is 1984—a classic by George Orwell. Sadly, this is one of the books I’ve somehow managed to miss during my education. Though I’ve read Orwell’s Animal Farm, I’ve embarrassed English majors across the globe by not having read 1984. Forgive me, dear friends, I’m an idiot. Better late than never, though.

A few tidbits you might like to know about 1984:

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