#2996886, By Audiothor George Orwell

  • Audiothor 24 Jan 2008 21:09:16 3 posts
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    While we're on the Orwell/Huxley dystopian future type books, I read 'WE' by Yevgeny Zamyatin last year when it came into print again - That was the first novel dealing with a thoroughly totalitarian future state.

    George Orwell definitely read it and it's believed by him that Huxley had read it as well. It was interesting for me because I can see how it inspired aspects of Orwell's writing.

    It was hard work but brilliant - I would only recommend it to someone who likes a challenge, though.

    Translated from 1920's Russian, it's not light reading.
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