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Charlotte Comments: Look no further for a light-hearted summer romance beach read.

Published 1990

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.35 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Two minute hate – or a lifetime of LOVE?

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    OK…so a cheerful 1950s comedy about a bohemian couple and their mischievous mustached genie, in THE FUTURE?

  3. A. R. Yngve Says:

    It reminds me of this recent UK commercial “Welcome Back London” – something’s off about the message:

  4. fred Says:

    It’s easy to decide what to wear in 1984.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    I remember reading this in high school.

    It was about a guy named Winston.
    He had a government job.
    Met a girl at a work function.
    They fell in love.
    Went antique shopping.
    He had a brother, a big fellow, I forget his name.
    His brother was always looking out for him.
    At the end of the story he told us how much he loved his brother.

    Pretty accurate. Good Show Sir!

  6. Max Bathroom Says:

    Worst Britain’s Got Talent act ever…

  7. Cornelius Says:

    Starring Anthony Ainley as Big Brother.

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    The heart warming tale of one mans triumph over fascism and bad haircuts.

  9. fred Says:

    If you nothing about the book would there be a damsel tag?

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Torville and Dean were still pretty popular in 1990.

    @ARY: was it SUPPOSED to make us think of ‘Brazil’? It’s worse that the Olympic one where British Airways wanted us to not flee the capital, so they played ‘London Calling’ by the Clash, oblivious to the lyrics.
    @Cornelius: heh-heh-heh.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “You bet, honey, Victory Gin sure puts a nice glow on things! I’m not even worried about that mask full of rats they told me about.”

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Big Brother looks like he is censoring something a la space sheep. Where is her hand anyway?

  13. Max Bathroom Says:

    You think he has that expression on his face with good reason, then?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    We’ve had many bad covers, and many inappropriate ones, but this… THIS… is the ultimate in GSS!

    @Bruce: I can hear the perky theme song.

    @Cornelius: I’d have watched that.

    @fred: my thought as well.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I showed this to Mr. xn.

    His reactions in order:

    1. Horrified stare.
    2. Shaking head in disbelief.
    3. Murmuring “no, no, no” while continuing to shake head.
    4. Saying “Gazing into a bright future…” then falling silent.

    He’s not that good an actor, so I’m confident that was his authentic reaction.

  16. THX 1139 Says:

    Come off it, Leo Sayer wasn’t having hits in 1984.

  17. Emster Says:

    I agree with Mr. xn

    I’ve seen a couple different covers of this book over the years to appeal to different generations and this one is mystifying in it’s horribleness. Ew.

    To make everyone feel better, might I suggest the following on YouTube:
    #DUST #scifi #shortfilm
    Sci-Fi Short Film “2084″ | DUST

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