Finally I'm getting around to posting one of the adopted postcards that have made their way back to me. This one was adopted by Marie in Germany.
A tale of total government control, brainwashing and doublespeak, this is not the cheeriest book ever. Marie found it sad and frustrating, and I admit that I did too.
I read it once in highschool and a second time during college when I volunteered with other philosophy students at the nearby medium security prison to lead a reading group with the inmates. The inmates saw many parallels between the world of 1984 and our world. I admit, they are much more prone to conspiracy theories than the average person, but I do see enough similarities between the book and real life for it to be a bit scary.
Thanks so much for participating in my project Marie!