I think I should start out the review by saying that I tend to not do well with classics. I pick them up and can’t get into them or I get half way through and end up bored that I just don’t finish them. I was really nervous about picking up this novel because of that fact but my book club was reading it and I knew if I didn’t attempt it while they were reading it I probably never would. All I can say is that I am glad I picked this book up. I walked away from this book wanting to attempt to read more classics (actually picked up four at my used book store today). I have never walked away from a classic wanting to read more.
I walked into this book mostly blind. The only thing I knew was that it centered around a ‘negative utopia’. I feel like it is best to walk into this book blind because you aren’t 100% sure what is going to happen.
I did have the ending spoiled to a certain extent but it didn’t take away from me enjoying the ending and being impacted by the ending.
I loved the main character and how he wanted to be an individual. I loved the world that Orwell created. There was one chapter that was longer than necessary and I did skim bits and pieces but I still got the gist of what the author was trying to convey.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!