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Teaser Tuesday – 1984


Teaser Tuesday is a fun bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Everyone can play along, all you have to do is simply take the book you are currently reading. And then share 2 ‘teaser’ sentences from any page in the book. I often share more than 2 sentences ;)

Please avoid SPOILER!!

Finally! I have found the perfect time to read this book. Been wanting to read this since I found out that Matthew Bellamy of Muse was inspired by this book when he was writing Muse latest album The Resistance.

Here is my teaser.

From page 80

For, after all, how  do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of  gravity works?  Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external  world exist only in the mind, and if the mind  it-self is controllable —  what then?

From page 81

Freedom is freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that  is granted, all else follows.

If you are  wishing me ‘hope you enjoy your read‘ … The answer is: I am enjoying it A LOT.

What is your teaser for this week?


About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

31 comments on “Teaser Tuesday – 1984

  1. le0pard13
    April 26, 2011

    Sounds like a very interesting meme, Novroz. Here would be mine, from page 247 of Jon Krakauer’s INTO THIN AIR:

    “It had been a little sketchy there for a while, but in the end everything had turned out great.

    It would be many hours before I learned that everything had not in fact turned out great — that nineteen men and women were stranded up on the mountain by the storm, caught in a desperate struggle for their lives.”


    • Novroz
      April 26, 2011

      it is a great meme 🙂
      It’s nice reading quotes from many kind of book. My post always publish earlier than the host, it’s the advantage of living in Asia.

      Wow…I love your teaser, very thrilling, what is the book about? Is it a suspense book?
      Thank you for sharing it, Michael.

      • le0pard13
        April 26, 2011

        This is author Jon Krakauer’s personal account (he was part of one of the affected climbing expeditions that year) for the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Eight people died during that May 10-11 ascent, helping to make that year the single deadliest in Everest’s history. It’s a thrilling and heartbreaking non-fiction read. It, too, was one I had wanted to take in for the longest. Thanks, Novroz.

        • Novroz
          April 26, 2011

          I rarely read non-fiction,but I can make exception for this one. I will try to look it up in the bookstore and mark it in my TBR list.

  2. Great teaser. Makes you think. 🙂

    Here’s my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  3. Marg
    April 26, 2011

    Sound good but intense.

    Here’s my teaser for this week.

  4. iwriteinbooks
    April 26, 2011

    Oh MAAAAAN! I love this book! It’s been SO long since I’ve picked it up. I need to reread it. Thanks for this, this morning!

    • Novroz
      April 26, 2011

      I love it too…well so far,will see how I actually feel once I finish it.
      Thank you for sharing your love for the book

  5. laurelrainsnow
    April 26, 2011

    I read this one a LONG time ago…LOL…back when none of us believed that any of the events in the book would or could happen.

    LOVE that cover.

    Here’s MY TT POST

    • Novroz
      April 26, 2011

      Thank God that kind of world had not happened yet…it was such a frustrating world

  6. gautami tripathy
    April 26, 2011

    Wonderful teaser. This makes me want to check it out!! Girl, no more book buying!


    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: THe Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly post!

    • Novroz
      April 26, 2011

      lol…I keep reminding my self NOT to buy anymore book till I decrease half of my books on my shelf

  7. Dan
    April 26, 2011

    1984 was one of those books I thankfully missed reading in school because I think, like Citizen Kane, teaching classic masterpieces to kids who aren’t interested in the material can seriously undermine the text. It wasn’t until years after I had first seen Citizen Kane (at 14) that I eventually watched it without having to study it. It was a much more satisfying experience. I read 1984 for my own interest and enjoyment and enjoyed it for what it is – a brilliant, thought-provoking, forward-thinking story.

    • Novroz
      April 26, 2011

      I can understand your feeling, Dan…even though I never had such reading assignment.My country’s education system (at my time) didn’t focus on reading activity. But I know how it feel to read something because he HAVE to instead of because we WANT to.
      So far, I can see the brilliant-ness of this book,I hope I can enjoy it up to the last sentence.

  8. Priya
    April 26, 2011

    Ah, 1984! I remember when I read this one; I couldn’t put the book down till I finished it!!! Great book, and great teasers!

    Here’s mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-5.html

  9. Zakiya LadyWings
    April 27, 2011

    Great teasers this week! I have 1984, and started reading it, but I was reading too many at the time so I had to drop it. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Reading 🙂 My teasers:

    Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
    For the L♥ve of Reading

    — Zakiya LadyWings

    • Novroz
      April 27, 2011

      I couldn’t read more than 1book at a time…it will confuse me if I do something like that.
      I enjoy it A Lot 🙂

  10. Dee - Reads Everything
    April 27, 2011

    I too read 1984 for my own fun, and it was mind-blowing. Still, it turns out there is so much I don’t remember! Thanks for point out that great line, Mr. Orwell has thoroughly provoked my mind again 🙂

    Thanks for visiting e-Volving Books

  11. jlshall (Joy's Blog)
    April 27, 2011

    One of my favorite books! I read it for the first time in high school, and I’ve re-read it many times since. Excellent teasers!

  12. Shari
    April 27, 2011

    This is on my, get to it woman! list as well:) Mine is here http://myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-4262011-clarity.html

  13. Mary Ann Langan
    April 27, 2011

    Sounds interesting, must look into, great teaser.

    Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

  14. Julie @ Read Handed
    April 27, 2011

    Oh, I LOVE 1984. Good choice for teaser sentences. If you get a chance, my teaser is here: http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_26.html

  15. pk reeves
    April 27, 2011

    Now that is one classic that will never leave you. I really like the cover of your 1984, very different from the standard one we see.

  16. Lisa (Book Blab)
    April 27, 2011

    I am embarrassed to admit that I HAVE NEVER READ THIS BOOK!! Ack! Can one really say they are a bibliophile if they haven’t??? I guess I should pick it up!

    :0) Great teaser.

    Here’s mine:

    • Novroz
      April 27, 2011

      Don’t force yourself in reading 😉
      Read it when you feel like you want to read it

  17. Shelley Munro
    April 27, 2011

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your book. The teaser is intriguing. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

  18. Alice Audrey
    April 27, 2011

    That’s a quick way to get confused. But yeah, freedom is being able to make the rules.

  19. Irina
    April 28, 2011

    Ronan keeps going on about how good this book is. I used to read a lot, now I just can’t find time to read, which is a shame. I am very impressed by your interest in books.

    • Novroz
      April 28, 2011

      I admit that so far I think the book is really good… still have to finish it before making my final judgement.

      Thank you Irina, books have been part of my life since my teen. I cant go anywhere without bringing a book and read it on the way.

  20. Emily
    May 2, 2011

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. Oh my Lord. When I first read it, I was like, “Um…?” And then a few years later some friends of mine started talking about it, and themes from it kept coming back to me and hitting me over the head with the power of an elephant – it was seriously impactful. I read it again a few years ago and I loved it even more. Another book that I like (possibly better than this one, if that’s possible) that’s along the same genre as this is Fahrenheit 451. It’s sooooooooo good.

    • Novroz
      May 3, 2011

      I really like your entusiasm toward the book, Emily.
      I still haven’t finished it yet, been too busy lately, so I can’t say much right now…but I do liking it so far.

      Thanks for the recommendation, will see if I can find it.

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