My Favorite Opening Line – The Classics Club’s June meme

To be honest, I had to think over and over again to decide which opening sentence from a classic novel that I should call my favorite. And just so you know, if only the question was “What is your favourite closing sentence from a classic novel (and why)?” I would answer it easily, without thinking … Continue reading My Favorite Opening Line – The Classics Club’s June meme

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Nineteen-Eighty Four – George Orwell

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English] “Kalau kamu ingin potret tentang masa depan itu, bayangkanlah sepatu bot yang menginjak wajah manusia—selama-lamanya.” Selamat datang di Oceania. Tempat dimana Bung Besar berkuasa. Tempat dimana PERANG IALAH DAMAI, KEBEBASAN ADALAH PERBUDAKAN, dan KEBODOHAN IALAH KEKUATAN. Tempat dimana segala gerak-gerikmu diawasi oleh teleskrin. Tempat dimana perbendaharaan kata dalam bahasa … Continue reading Nineteen-Eighty Four – George Orwell

Character Thursday (10): Big Brother of 1984

BIG BROTHER (diterjemahkan ke bahasa Indonesia sebagai Bung Besar) adalah sosok diktator tunggal dalam novel 1984 karya George Orwell. Konon wajah Bung Besar menghiasi poster-poster di seantero Oceania dan layar-layar teleskrin raksasa di Victory Square. "Apakah hal yang paling mengerikan, paling memuakkan daripada segalanya? Dia memikirkan Bung Besar. Wajah yang luar biasa besar itu (karena … Continue reading Character Thursday (10): Big Brother of 1984

Lasting Impression on Nineteen-Eighty Four

A Classics Challenge prompt this month is rather easy, I can say. 🙂 Before we move further, let me tell you the topic for A Classics Challenge prompt this month: Lasting Impression  Choose one of the Classics you've read this year or are currently reading. What is a moment, quote, or character that you feel … Continue reading Lasting Impression on Nineteen-Eighty Four