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Author:  Chris OConnor [ Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:51 pm ]
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Everybody benefits by knowing who else is planning to read and discuss the book so please make a brief post here checking in and letting us know of your intention to join this book discussion. Thank you!

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Author:  Robert Tulip [ Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:50 pm ]
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Hi Chris
Very pleased to see 1984 selected. I will participate in the discussion.
Thanks, Robert

Author:  Robert Tulip [ Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm ]
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https://www.planetebook.com/ has a free pdf of Nineteen Eighty Four.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four provides a detailed article, covering 1History and title 1.1Copyright status 2Background 3Plot 4Characters 4.1Main characters 4.2Secondary characters 4.3Unseen characters 5World in novel 5.1Ingsoc 5.2Ministries of Oceania 5.2.1Ministry of Peace 5.2.2Ministry of Plenty 5.2.3Ministry of Truth 5.2.4Ministry of Love 5.3Doublethink 5.4Political geography 5.5The Revolution 5.6The War 5.7Living standards 6Themes 6.1Nationalism 6.2Futurology 6.3Censorship 6.4Surveillance 7Newspeak appendix 8Sources for literary motifs 9Influences 10Critical reception 11In other media 12Cultural impact 13Brave New World comparisons 14See also 15References 16Sources 17External links

Author:  Chris OConnor [ Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:06 pm ]
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Thanks Robert! Can you lead this discussion!?

Author:  KindaSkolarly [ Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:39 pm ]
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One of my favorite books but I won't be able to participate in the discussion. Been years since I read it, and I don't know that I'll have the time now to re-read. But everyone should read this novel. It's had such an impact on the modern world, and you can SEE large parts of the dystopia it describes actually in place now. A great book, good choice.

Author:  Chris OConnor [ Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:37 pm ]
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I appreciate that endorsement, KindaSkolarly. I've heard great things about the book too.

Author:  Harry Marks [ Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:57 pm ]
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Looks like I'll be joining in, with thanks for the pdf, but my heart is with the non-fiction this time round.

Author:  DWill [ Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:46 pm ]
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Sure, always welcome the opportunity to reread a book that made a big impression on me way back when. I'll be interested to see how I'll appraise its literary qualities, with the passage of time.

Author:  crios [ Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:44 am ]
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Count me in; I will reread this fabulous book by mid-week - a refresher before posting my words.

Author:  KindaSkolarly [ Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:52 pm ]
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I just read the first four chapters of the book, so I guess I'll take part in the discussion. The way it’s divvied into three parts suits me.

Translations shouldn’t be an issue, all should be the same, right? Written in English, printed in English. The PDF copy I’m reading can be found at https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/. I believe the woman who runs the site and puts the books together lives in London, Airstrip One, Oceania. You can right-click and save the pdf to your hard drive. She thanked me for the donation I sent after downloading some books. Apparently you can also get books in epub (Kindle) versions from her.

Author:  Robert Tulip [ Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:37 pm ]
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Chris OConnor wrote:
Thanks Robert! Can you lead this discussion!?


Hi Chris, as you would have noticed, I am still writing chapter comments on The Master and Margarita, and will finalise that this week. I would then be pleased to lead discussion on Nineteen Eighty Four. These two books have a lot in common as widely admired satires of totalitarian politics. I think the conversations that Harry and I have had on Bulgakov should be worth reading for others even if they have not read M&M, as we touch on some universal themes.

Author:  scrumfish [ Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:43 am ]
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Hopefully you'll forgive me for piping in before I said I would pipe in. The discussion was to awesome to stop to check in. :P

Author:  Tinker-Books [ Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 am ]
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Thanks for posting this i have been wanting to read 1984 for some time now. I won't have much to contribute though until I find a copy of it to read.

Author:  TreeLuv4ME [ Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:20 pm ]
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Hi All, I remember reading this back in high school, but look forward to reading this again. Will have my copy by this Friday, and look forward to discussing.

Author:  happyd75 [ Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:40 pm ]
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Hi Chris, when does the discussion for “1984” begin? I am new to this. Also, is it broken down by chapters or the whole book? Respectfully, Laura

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