I first “read” 1984 in maybe grade eight, and the main memories are of my English teacher writing “BIG BROTHER” and “NEWSPEAK” up on the blackboard, lest we miss the \subtlety/ of George Orwell’s writing. As the saying goes, behind every book with a one or more eyeballs on the front cover is an author with a Very Important, Zero-Chill Message, and George Orwell was about as chill as his artistic contemporary Shia LeBeouf. George wanted you to be ~ready~.
Hot on the heels of the fantastic Blogging The Great Gatsbyand Blogging Lord of the Flies, I hereby commit to chronicling my way through the venerable political text that brought us the self-same TV show Big Brother, and, by extension, Survivor, The Hills, and my fav reality show of all time, the panda cam at San Diego Zoo. I doubt I can hit the high notes Elodie has rung out, but perhaps we can toddle through this thing in time for your essay that is due….