Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains ~ Marilyn French
Perhaps most famous for the novel Animal Farm, George Orwell’s 1984 is a novel worthy of high recognition.
It follows the story of Winston and his relationship with ‘the party’ a totalitarian government. Telescreens monitor actions and thoughts scanned for treason; there truly is no freedom. Black is white, 2+2=5.
1984 is a gripping novel, with a daunting storyline. I found myself hoping for the downfall of the party and for the freedom of the common person- freedom came from utmost faith in the party.
Perhaps the greatest love/dystopian piece of fiction, 1984 shows us the hardships in life. Death is inevitable. My words can truly describe how thrilling the novel is.
An empowering novel…. A modern day To Kill A Mockingbird, it does not recieve the recognition it deserves. This book should be a necessary GCSE study. It is a truly amazing piece of art.
Two girls, hatred is high, but their love is just blooming, it did make me cry.
‘The first things to shift were the doll’s eyes, the beautiful grey-green glass eyes. Slowly they swivelled, until their gaze was resting on Triss’s face.’
Cuckoo Song, in my opinion better than The Lie Tree, has a creepy physcological storyline. Its twisted story of events lead a gothic, saddening storyline.
With the same air of the Brothers Grimm fairytales, Triss’ troubles are so much realer. Her family is ravaged with pity sadness and the illness….
After re-reading this book it still had the same creepiness and tension of my first readthrough, Cuckoo Song is a book which I recommend to all those with time and maturity.