I’m taking a bit of a break from the internet. So to tide me (you?) over, here’s a Goodreads review that I tried to have some fun with.
In school we were all taught that this book was darn swell.
So I made time to visit the world of Orwell.
If there’s a book you can both respect and abhor,
Then thanks to doublespeak, it’s 1984.
Winston is no hero; he’s a protagonist.
And if you do not know why, here is a brief list.
The women in his life? He’s planned to rape and kill.
Right there he does not fit the “Mr. Right” bill.
He regrets not pushing his wife off a cliff.
It is more a question of when he’ll snap than if.
Betrayal and lack of hope are how he gets by?
Why should I care if Winston just happens to die?
I have to admit that the world-building is great.
Very well thought-out; the back story is first rate.
Perhaps the aspect that should make us most upset;
The book’s tale rings truer thanks to the internet.
Yes, Orwell’s suggestions are keen and prescient.
The world there is no good, I get what he meant.
We see what happens when we rewrite history;
Humanity and love are the cures for misery.
Hence, I declare this book is both ungood and good.
Be wary of Big Brother. Treat folks as you should.
Know that acts of kindness have a lasting impact.
Use your judgment when someone “represents” a fact.
I would suggest that you not read this when I did.
Hold off on this dark book until after Covid.
I quickly deleted this tale from my eBook.
I do not want to give this world a second look.