I first heard about this book in 2012 when my Mom had told me about it, but I haven't been interested to read it til now.
Should I read it?
and, Is it any good?
It's ok. Read it if you've any interest in literature.
>I first heard about this book in 2012 when my Mom had told me about it, but I haven't been interested to read it til now.
I'm guessing this thread is bait, though.
I think 1984 is better but they're also both equally weak and worth reading.
I gave a handful of my non-AP/Honors sophomores We to read as an optional text, before ever touching the usual dystopia staples (other than F451)... their brains melted, it's a hard to follow book if you're not used to how batshit weird the genre can get.
I'm surprised you hadn't heard of 1984 until 2012 is all. Sure though, if you're interested in literature it's a pretty significant work, even if not it's a big piece of today's popular culture and public consciousness. Its impact is due largely to its simplicity though. Take that as you will I guess.
1984 is a staple teen book. /lit/ gives it shit because it makes them feel badass, but it's an incredibly important piece of 20th century literature and I've seen very few people reject it. It has one of the best final acts of anything I've ever read.
Read it because a friend wouldn't shut up about how much he loved it
First part is good, Orwell does a good job of conveying the grim atmosphere
Second part involving Julia is tedious and boring. It reads very much like a fantasy Orwell has about young women
Third part about the 'true state of the world' is really interesting and thought provoking
Fourth part is great and fucks with your mind
It's easy to see why so many schools get students to read this. It helps you think about thinking.
The writing was plain, but not in the negative way. The story is fantastic. Well worth the read. I think I liked the part where the mc is trying to truly live in the apartment above the antique shop the best. It just melded into the story and a certain yearning of escapism.
Yes it's a classic, and one of my favourite novels. The writing itself is not as sophisticated as some other works, and others here may criticize it for being boring or slow but it's really worth the read.
>Needing to 'hear' about 1984
I never degrade myself to the point of spewing 'back to reddit' memes but honestly OP, you are the most underage cuck I've come across on this board so far.