This is wonderful: Amazon user reviews of Orwell’s 1984.
“If you like reading about old people think they are beating the system by saving a PAPERWEIGHT, then by all means…”
“You might like this book if you are interested in predicting the future and you can read lots of difficult words and know what they mean.”
“This is the second time I’ve been forced to read this book for aclass, and I have to ask, “What’s the point?” Maybe if you live in a country that’s a monarchy, this book’s worth reading, but this is *America*, ok? The whole reason we live in a democracy is so that we the people don’t have to worry about things like this.”
(Via Charles Arthur’s blog)
* One of the greatest internet cliches ever.