Tom Would Have Been 74 Today

Tom Turner in an Existential Moment — Image by kenne

“If thought corrupts language,
language can also corrupt thought.”

— George Orwell

He gazes through the  33 more words


“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on the human face— forever.”

5/17/2016 George Orwell’s 1984

I’m finding it hard to come up with a metaphor for what it was like to read this book. The first that came to mind was the cliché of “watching a train wreck,” but it was not as sudden and traumatic as that. 456 more words

Book Challenge

Book Review : 1984

I finally finished reading this book. I think I have been reading it for two months and today I finally read the last 150 pages. 377 more words

A Horrible, Exhausting Struggle

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” 8 more words


Animal Farm by George Orwell

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union… 334 more words



I go through a lot of books in a month. I have read 61 books so far this year, so when a book stays with me for longer than a few days, it’s extremely special. 505 more words