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1984 VS Brave New World

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Poll Question: Which book do you like most?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kashmir75 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2010 at 21:56
^Haha!
 
If that were the case, I would have voted for Maiden's Brave New World over Halen's 1984; rather than Orwell's 1984 over Huxley's Brave New World! LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motrhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2010 at 04:18
 I really like 1984 and I've read it many times. Brave New World sucks. My favourite novel in the Dystopian genre is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury -it's actually my favourite book  period at the moment.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2010 at 10:03
Originally posted by Kashmir75 Kashmir75 wrote:

^Haha!
 
If that were the case, I would have voted for Maiden's Brave New World over Halen's 1984; rather than Orwell's 1984 over Huxley's Brave New World! LOL


You forgot about Anthony Phillips '1984'...
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I've read We and Brave New World but not Nineteen Eighty-Four (but I do now own a copy).

I have also read a Jerome K. Jerome short story which We is slightly based on and next I am going to read H.G. Wells' two versions of When the Sleeper Awakes/The Sleeper Wakes, as apparently that was also an influence of Zamyatin or Huxley.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Okocha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2010 at 13:58
Brave New World
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Greeen Genes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2010 at 00:09
I voted for Brave New World.  I like them both a lot. But 1984 bored me at times until the 3rd (last) section of the book...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 18:56
Both are excellent, but Nineteen Eighty-Four takes the cake in plot, storytelling, characters and message.  It haunts me on how accurately it portrays the evils of ignorance and totalitarianism, even if its predictions on governments and politics were a bit ambitious (but probably meant as allegory anyway.)
 
I will say that Brave New World's dystopia was more interesting, even if I found the general point to be a little ambiguous.  I found the sex-obsessed society interesting, as well as the caste system and birthing process.  The plot wasn't as interesting, for sure, but I liked how John was shunned just for having human parents.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:04
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy UndercoverBoy wrote:

Both are excellent, but Nineteen Eighty-Four takes the cake in plot, storytelling, characters and message.  It haunts me on how accurately it portrays the evils of ignorance and totalitarianism, even if its predictions on governments and politics were a bit ambitious (but probably meant as allegory anyway.)
 
I will say that Brave New World's dystopia was more interesting, even if I found the general point to be a little ambiguous.  I found the sex-obsessed society interesting, as well as the caste system and birthing process.  The plot wasn't as interesting, for sure, but I liked how John was shunned just for having human parents.
 
Totally agree with both points.
 
Have you read We by Russian author, Zamiatin?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:09
^No, but wasn't he an influence on both authors?

Edited by UndercoverBoy - June 22 2010 at 19:17
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She?

LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:16
Originally posted by James James wrote:

She?

LOL
Yeah, so I know nothing about him.Embarrassed
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:25
I can only find copies of We online, which is too bad for me. :(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VanderGraafKommandöh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:27
I have a copy but I leant it to my brother... I'm not sure when I'll get it back. Ouch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:31
^I lent 1984 to my cousin and still haven't got it back, haha.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:36
I don't need to worry about losing my books.  I always borrow from the library.Cool
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2010 at 19:46

^like CD's, I like having my own books Wink

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I feel the same way.  I don't know if I'll ever lend books out again from now on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2010 at 12:11
1984, probably because it's more compelling.  I'm not entirely sure why I like it better.   Dystopian literature is beast though, my favorite stuff Thumbs Up
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Brazil.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2010 at 13:06
Originally posted by CinemaZebra CinemaZebra wrote:

Brazil.
Well, considering Brazil was inspired by Nineteen Eighty-Four, I guess your vote goes there.
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