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Just started re-reading this and realised I'd forgotten how fucking good it is.

If you've never got round to reading 1984, then I highly recommend you get your hands on a copy ASAP. 100% deserving of its 'Classic' status.

One word of warning though: Aspiring writers should proceed with caution. This is the kind of shit that makes you feel like you might as well just give up now.

Phoebe

35 comments:

Josephine said...

do you have a copy with that cover? where did you get it? SPEAK, BITCH, SPEAK!

love ya x

Phoebe said...

The cover's amazing, innit! Designed by Shepard Fairey, went on sale on Amazon a week ago.

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/
Nineteen-Eighty-Four-George-Orwell/
dp/0141036141/
ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=
1215081679&sr=8-9

(Had to do it in a million bits cos otherwise it gets cut off in the Comments section.

There's one for Animal Farm as well and GET THIS: I just bought both for less than £12!

Happy days.

illsun said...

That cover is ill

Josephine said...

just ordered them - thanks so much...can't believe i nearly missed that one!

and while i was there, i ordered 'tron' on dvd.

heppier days x

Josephine said...

i meant to spell it 'heppier', it's the new slang, all the youngsters are saying it down wood green shopping city.

Its only me said...

thanks for the link. does anybody have any other book recomendations?

mcneish said...

Well seen as its only you ....

Try think ,think ,think and think again by J Sakiya Sandifer

And also

Rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Not sure if its your thing but check them out anyways!!!

yeahisaidit said...

i love we have a book corner on here now.

Phoebe said...

ATCN Book Club, anyone?!

I've always secretly wanted to be part of a book club. Ever the since the days of the one they did on Richard and Judy.

Although erm, obviously I didn't occasionally, like, read the books on that or anything. Or, um, watch the show every day. No, no. Far too cool for any of that, me.

Booga said...

You know the bidnezz Phoebe! That's one of my all time favorites. So on point? Have you seen the lives of others? It's on the same steez, I def reccommend it if not.
@it's only me- are there any particular subjects or genres that you enjoy reading? I might be of assistance- I'm quite the bookworm.
@yeahisaidit- rich dad... is actually my current read. I reccommend it to all my friends. Time to get my $ right!

its only me said...

@ mcneish
thanks for that, after a little research it looks like the rich dad series might just be exactly what im looking for.
big up yourself and everyone at atcn!

jo said...

This blog is toooooooo much

big up

Anonymous said...

Can i be part of your book club please??

Phoebe said...

Of course you can anonymous! Any other takers?!

illsun said...

count me in for the book club although i have to say all the blog/text/email/MSN reading means I am struggling to read anything longer than 160 characters!

S said...

good book, did it for my a level eng cw.

DELS (Kieren Dickins) said...

can i join ur book club please Phoebe?
LOL.

If so, I may start by reading this book! I have heard good things about this...

:)

yeahisaidit said...

oh yes phoebe. A book club would be quite fantastic. Can we all wear specs (well if i dont i cant actually read, so it's like so necessary) and oversized knitwear while sitting cross-legged and reciting passages from our most favourite novels?

brilliant.

Phoebe said...

@ Booga. The Lives of Others is PHENOMENAL. Best film I saw last year, I reckon.

@ Dels + illsun. Yesss! I thought it was just gonna be me and anonymous for a while there.

@ yeahisaidit. Do you live inside my imagination?!

One said...

Yeah Im into the book club idea too, would be cool, Im always lookin for good recommendations of reads from others!

One said...

Don't know about the over-sized knitwear though!!lol

mcneish said...

And so the book club begins....

Lovin your work Phoebe !!!

yeahisiadit said...

@phoebe, you know what they say about great minds. I'm also thinking quite alot of plaid to go with the oversized cable-knits. What do you reckon?

and don't be ashamed about richard & judy's book club thing. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have read the Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. Oh chrrst I may catch the menopause if say too much stuff like this.

Book club is on, and I hope i'm in.

Can we do poems too?

Proud to be a geek.

its only me said...

@ Booga
I love any kind of educational reading material
Books where you learn something new i suppose
So any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Phoebe said...

How is this gonna work though? I post books I like and you comment of them? What if no-one comments? That might make me cry.

yeahisaidit said...

why don't you suggest a book and we all read it together?

oh no, that's primary school.

No seriously, is that a really cruddy idea?

i'm tired, can you tell.

SPECKS said...

my bedroom is a small library. its a fire hazard im sure.

i think wear glasses because i read too much.

phoebe im all in for helping with book club.

my inclination for reading american civil war books can be well and truly disguised.

SPECKS said...

and i think we should start with some classic short stories....

the older the better... anything prior to 1923 is public domain, its pre copyright and they will be available to read online.

nobody likes to read for ages online, so thats why classic shorts are great.

i've got a couple in mind...

yes, all cool has been lost!

Booga said...
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Booga said...

Count me in for the book club too, por favor.
@ it's only me- I'm going to have to reccommend "Unbowed" for starters. It's an autobiography by Wangari Maathi. She's a force to be reckoned with- a Kenyan scientist/activist who has put so much on the line whilst making strides to end/prevent droughts, environmental destruction, and social injustice. She not only recounts the details of her life, but has very insightful observations about the affects of colonialism, race, culture, etc. I also reccomend "Before the Mayflower" if you are at all a history buff. It's kind of written textbook style, but it's pretty good considering. If the childhood history courses in the UK are anywhere near as myopic as in the states, this is a good read to help round it out. If you want to check out a well written book for entertainment value, I reccommend "The Pinball Theory of the Apocalypse" by Jonathon Sellwood. It pokes fun at Hollywood, and it's accompanying "art" scene.
Coincidently, I just ordered 2 new pairs of dope glasses, and have a large sweater collection. I am ready. ;)
...so what's the first read?

11 July 2008 20:00

yeahisaidit said...

@specks-fuck cool.

http://www.world-english.org/stories.htm

I am so excited. This calls for my cashmere blanket.

(note to self: i'm young, free and single. I have a good job, great friends and full use of all my limbs. It is a Friday night and here I am, indoors, online and getting excited over possibly being involved in a book club. Is that as wrong as it sounds?)

Swiftly moving on, who is going to pick the first one?

Excited? Yes-sir.

Phoebe said...

Short story idea is dope. I have to confess I'm not too well-versed on the genre though, so maybe Specks or yeahisaidit would like to suggest one to get the ball rolling?

Also- Specks, one of my modules at uni this September is on the American Civil War. Any book recommendations for me?!!!!

NO-BIZZI said...

ATCN...

Helping you help yourself

LOL

Nice ideas guys im in!

yeahisaidit said...

oh how i wish breakfast at tiffiany's was pre-copyright.

what about ' haunted house' by virginia wolf? its on the link i sent above.

i haven't read this wolf-one and am coming at it like the novice i am.

that cool specks? if you can think of a better alternative, please save me...

b said...

ATCN...

...kicks'n'knowledge.

wurd.

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