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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole part at the end with the song that went "Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me..." was one of the most depressing and terrifying things that I have ever read.

It was far more depressing than anything in the Thomas Covenant books. With the Chronicles you at least had some hope despite the futility and utter despair felt by the characters. With 1984, there was no hope whatsoever. It's so bad that basically what I got out of it was that a world like that in 1984 is so undesirable that it is much more preferable for humanity to destroy itself than to have to live in such a hellish world order.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't disagree, but that's what made it so powerful to me. It was a horror story. And real life doesn't always have a happy ending. Sometimes (often) the bad guys win.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't disagree, but that's what made it so powerful to me. It was a horror story. And real life doesn't always have a happy ending. Sometimes (often) the bad guys win.

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Yup. Besides, I hear life is quite good in Eurasia. I mean Eastasia.
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Is that the one we've always been at peace with? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yup!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: orst Book Ever Reply with quote

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ewwww Animal Farm .. just disturbing Sad


.. as per your signature quote Skyweir; according to Red Dwarf's Holly - who did in fact read every book ever written - the worst book ever written was 'Football, It's A Funny Old Game', by Kevin Keegan ...
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