peteg's blog - noise - books - 2012 03 06 Orwell 1984

George Orwell: 1984. (1948)

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Another old friend. I am so glad I never studied this book at school, and only encountered Orwell's oeuvre when I got to uni. His writing is as exact an opposite to Hunter S. Thompson et al's gonzo as you will find anywhere. As such it is depressingly clear sighted.