5.0 out of 5 stars
1984-a horrible reality, Oct. 29 1997
Orwell wrote about his own time, 1948. He found the reality of what was going on so disturbing that he refused to acknowledge this time: he swapped the 4 and 8, hence its title.
Orwell explores a depressing humanity, listless with meaninglessness.
The crux is at the end where Winston is talking to O'Brien and says he knows that he will fail...that there's something in the universe, something that he will never overcome. O'Brien asks if Winston believes in God. Winston says no. Thus there is nothing that exists that the party does not control.
This is Orwell's nightmare; a world without God.