Welcome to the thoughts that wash up on the sandy beaches on my mind. Paddling is encouraged.. but watch out for the sharks.
bare bones irony here, indicating generational confusion... funnier the more i think about it...
Definitely a generational thing. The 'kids' just wouldn't get it. They think that 'books' are simply a large number of words in the same place... I despair for the future on a daily basis.
I've got 1984 on my Kindle app. I tried reading it but couldn't get into it. I'm going to try again over the summer. If I still don't like it I'll move on to The Haindmaid's Tale.
1984 is not an easy book - in many ways. My brother tried 3-4 times before he finished it. He said that it was just too depressing for it to hold his attention. I was given it to read by my English teacher who obviously saw something in me that needed some Orwell in my life. She was one of those few people I hold as being instrumental in making me the reader that I am and even the person that I am. Not many teachers would lend their own prize copy of 1984 to an 11 year old working class kid. Needless to say it completely blew me away and I haven't looked back since. I think 1984 planted the seed of my political philosophy that emerged more than a decade later....... Oh, and isn't it interesting how many classic and new dystopia's are around these days? [grin]
I think it's too relevant for pleasure reading. That might be what's bothering me.
I know what you mean. Why dystopian fantasy is less realistic than the daily news there's something very wrong with the world.
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