OK, so full disclosure, I read George Orwell’s 1984 as an ebook. I’m about 38.7% positive the copy I read in highschool had a red spine so I’m rolling with it.
My memories of this book from highschool were imperfect, to say the least. I remember 1984 as being more engaging and exciting. Instead I found Winston miserable and spineless. He wasn’t a whole character until he was broken by O’Brien. He needed Party doctrine to complete his personality, to give him a true purpose. His weak insurgency, in the form of adultery, made me roll my eyes. Winston is a cliché.
I remembered this book as hugely powerful, expanding my horizons. Maybe I’m getting more stupid, phone in hand, the internet at my fingertips.
Number of books completed: 8/52.