Cartoonish levels of depicting oppressive governments with very little to no foresight and imagination to come up with something that has more meat to the matter, rooted deeper into a future that might be, all ending up reading as Orwell’s personal gripe with Stalinism.
I highly recommend reading Isaac Asimov’s review of 1984, as he said,
So I read it and found myself absolutely astonished at what I read. I wondered how many people who talked about the novel so glibly had ever read it; or if they had, whether they remembered it at all.
I felt I would have to write the critique if only to set people straight.
(I’m sorry; I love setting people straight.) ◼︎