I finished 1984, which means I get a double check off. Good for me, right?
After finishing, I have decided I have mixed feelings on this book. I get the hype, and why it’s considered a masterpiece – it was really progressive for its time, and is still a very thought-provoking book. However, it was a really tedious read at times. I wasn’t terribly interested in the beginning, but then the story started to pick up and draw me in. Just when I was starting to get invested, it got TERRIBLY boring, then some drama happened, then it got downright disturbing (which I’m ok with, but it was repetitive and drawn-out).
I’m surprised I didn’t like this book more, since another “negative utopia” novel – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – is one of my favorite reads. Perhaps it’s because I’m a science girl and not a politics girl?