Die Neurobiologie des Glücks eOunds That would ve been in 1991 I think and yes I kept this book all these years knowing I d get around to reading it figuring it looked too intriguing to be a dull read Turns out I was right and it seems others agree thirty years after its publication you can still find copies of it This is one that cries out to be transferred to reader format for a wider distribution We can always learn from a work like thisNot just a curiosity 1985 is a genuine must read for anyone who njoyed the original work This book is the inaugural ntry to my newly constructed bookshelf Life is Shit It s not necessarily that life is shit in this book but it is
A Reminder That The World Is Shit Which Is The reminder that the world is shit which is the line in the Dead Milkmen song A New Philosophy of History entitled Life is Shit and since that song kept running through my head after finishing this book it deserved to get it s own new shelf A seuel to 1984 In it we find out that at thend of 1984 the year Big Brother dies and leaves the world of Oceania in a sort of chaotic mess The following year is told through the memoirs of three characters from the original novel Winston Smith Julia whatever her last name was and some first name O Brian Thought Police guy in the Orwell novel What follows the death of Big Brother spoiler alert
is a slightly open society where individual freedoms sort of return and the truth begins to leak out a slightly open society where individual freedoms sort of return and the truth begins to leak out novel is being collected sometime in the middle of the 21st century by a Eurasia historian to shed light on the transition period between what was Oceania and is now once again only England In the course of 1985 the rule of Big Brother falls and in it s place comes a shiny and happier form of totalitarianism which is really as repressive and awful as the one in 1984 but which has traded in some of it s overt barbarity for the subtle means of barbarism that alarmists and asshole reactionaries would say are present in late Capitalism and the culture industry I mean really the lives of this society is still as mpty but now
they have well done pornography telescreen s that show sporting vents and have well done pornography telescreen s that show sporting vents and are granted to right to play certain card games but not others legally by the government I mean that doesn t sound anything like certain things in our own society does it But I m digressing My favorite part of the novel though has to be when oh jeez spoiler alert deux the Eurasian Army helps put down an Islamic uprising and the weapons they carrying will only fire on people who aren t smiling What a great picture nforced outward happiness with no regard for what the person is feeling inside But that s fiction and there isn t really any kind of parallels to real life FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck except maybe perhaps that it sounds like the author may have gotten a hold of the original version of California Uber Alles the one about Jerry Brown not the one about Reagen This is much interesting than the Anthony Burgess book of the same title or maybe it s just of what I was hoping the Burgess book would Lovers Smith and Julia O'Brien the Thought Policeman Ampleforth the hack poet and Syme the cynical philologist come alive again However when the thaw becomes a revolution as the proles get involved the now friendly neighboringmpire Eurasia steps in to restore ord. .
This was crazy book Told as a historical report from the futurefootnotes and allauthor uses these footnotes Big Little Man extreamly creativly and the fragmented nature of the documents to tell you many differnt aspects without having to show much background to bring them out This was better then Ixpected although most of it is clearly a parallel with Big Brother Stallin there are many other subtle connections to historys and ideasI would defintitly recomend this book to anyone who has read 1984but beware there are a couple of inconsistencysdon t
"Let Them Totally Discourage "them totally discourage you this in October but had to set it aside because I wasn t in the right frame of mind I m glad I picked it up again Told by five participants in various ways through letters memoirs opinions they unfold the post Big BrotherBig Sister regime of Oceania the lightening of restrictions
by the inner circlethought police and the subseuentthe Inner CircleThought Police and the subseuent for some of them limited liberties now allowed the revolution against the Inner CircleThought Police the counter revolution by the Proles and the subseuent outcome The individual contributions are sometimes sad sometimes uplifting but always threads the lives of the five people who are not all of one mind together The Historian compiling the letters The Man from Beijing etc supplies background for certainvents and statements in his footnotes which become increasingly subjective and personal as we find he hates his boss and decides to defect to Hong Kong I can t say this was an Creating Lasting Value entertaining book but it is a suitable followup to 1984 and sadly seems to reflect much of what is going on today in our own government A seuel to my favorite book Sounds interesting on paper butnds up kind of an odd duck The premise is a collection of documents and Understanding Markets and Strategy eyewitness accounts of our favorite characters from 1984 following the death of Big Brother My problem with this is based on MY understanding of Orwell s vision that Big Brother was anntity and not one specific individual Also the historian s footnotes are interesting at first but get confusing and distracting near the Montana Dreams end as he goes off the rails with his own issues of totalitarianism I appreciate the author s intentions that basically Oceania swapped one regime for another and their freedom is relativeven 50 years after 1985 but it didn t uite do it for me That said i felt Julia Winston and O Brien s different courses were true to their character Based on George Orwell s 1984 A seuel recounting in Immerwelt - Der Pakt epistular form the history following the death of Big Brother The letters are written by the various characters from the original novel This is a thought provoking social satire A follow up to Orwell s Nineteen Eighty Four written in the form of historical documents as told from the perspective of an oppressed historian in the future beyond the fall of big brother The book highlighted the idea that a populace raised within authoritarian and hierarchical systems seems doomed to repeat. January 3 1985 The announcement comes over the telescreen Big Brother is dead Hismpire Oceania has been defeated in a disastrous air battle and is no Only two great powers remain Eurasia and Eastasia Behind the scenes Big Sister Big Brother's widow struggles with. The history that they tried to scape from or change through revolution Replacing one government for another regardless of how escape from or change through revolution Replacing one government for another regardless of how it makes itself appear only suelches the light of freedom within people to organize their own affairs and makes them dependent on leaders In this case through the
"Fictional Persona Of A Historian "persona of a historian the future we witness the same kinds of apparatuses that were used by big brother to control the populace reused by the new free government of the future It was a rather uick and interesting look at one possible future for 1984 I could never recommend this book to anyone but you should read it 1985 What Happens after Big Brother Dies is meant as a sort of follow up to George Orwell s classic 1949 novel 1984 While the original was a warning about the dangers of unchecked government control and historic revisionism and a prescient look at the Soviet Union of the mid to late 20th century the seuel by Dalos written in Hungary in 1983 is a look at what might happen when such a totalitarian regime begins to crumble A good knowledge of Orwell s book is absolutely necessary as Dalos makes reference to past vents and characters from the book constantly There is also a series of rather unfortunate footnotes that start out adding information useful to the reader but Picture Theory end up becoming rants by the narrator against his superiors Ever wonder what happened after Winston Smithmbraced his love of Big Brother Well I did and one of the great downer books of all time has what amounts to a followup in Gyorgy Dalos 1985Dalos subtitled this book What Happens After Big Brother Dies and that pretty much describes this slim volume too though it s not a narrative so much as it is a collection of documents written by the protagonists of the original story predominately Smith his lover Julia Miller and his torturer with the Thought Police James O Brien though there are some descriptive lements from other voices for detail It
is assembled as a historical ssay of sorts and it is as xhaustively footnoted as such a pieceassembled as a historical ssay of sorts and it is as Aristotle Detective (Aristotle exhaustively footnoted as such a piece beInterestingly and cunningly the footnotes are where a good portion of the action actually takes place Slowly we see the historianauthor apparently going mad or is he sane and it s the system which is mad and ultimately finds himself in sort of the same predicament in which Smith is in at the conclusion Not surprising and not at all unsatisfying though be aware that the pleasure you and indeed I might take at seeing the fall of Ingsoc isn t so much of a fall as it is a stumble into the waiting arms of Eurasia which by all appearances is just as dark and sinister as was Oceania Funny how thatnds up and funny too how our own world is so similarDalos in his own way is as prescient as was Orwell way back whenI m not uite sure Bones, Clones, and Biomes exactly where I picked this piece up though I want to say it was at the last of the fabulous Goodwill Book Sales they used to have at the Tennessee State Fairgr. The Thought Police and the army for power whilelsewhere the winds of reform sweep through the remnants of OceaniaEverywhere under the bitingly humorous hand of Gyorgy Dalos George Orwell's chilling world of 1984 seems to be xperiencing a thaw as Orwell's tortured.