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1984

Author

George Orwell

Genre

Social criticism, science fiction, dystopia

Own and read. 326 pages.

First read (June 2011)[]

Finished - June 18th '11

Journal[]

Got it for Christmas 2010, from Mark, along with Animal Farm.

Started reading it on June 10th 2011, after finishing Animal Farm actually. Animal Farm was quite short and I was in the mood for some more. It did turn out to be quite an elaboration of the same themes, indeed.

I finished it on June 18th having read it on buses to a school placement mostly. It was quite weird, I'm not sure how much I liked it. It was certainly readable, and interesting at points, but it didn't hit me like I thought it would. I suppose I'm glad to have read it, anyway.

Rating and awards[]

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Number 8 on the BBC's Big Read

Number 4 on the 2006 World Book Day poll.

Reading Record[]

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