Club of Nines

Club of Nines

This will be built from a personal library where I break down books into quotes and notes where the readers can skim through and capture some of the ideas without having to do the heavy lifting. Similar to cliff notes or spark notes expect I'll be adding my own commentary. Its not meant to be a substitute but can be used as a preview, a reference or an encouragement to build your own library.

1984 [Part 1] - Proles

21 Nov 2021 9 minute read 0 comments PiiJr36

“They needed only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies.” (p. 69)   By this point in time, many of us are aware of the symbolism behind The Matrix's pills - the red pill allows one to see what the world is and the blue pill m...

1984 [Part 1] - Newspeak

15 Oct 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PiiJr36

“the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought” (p. 52)   Some governments are able to function by dividing itself into sections. In the United States of America, these are the executive, legislative, and judicial branches that attempt...

1984 [Part 1] - Victory Lunch

3 Sep 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PiiJr36

" with its strange evil tastes.." (p. 60)   Visit any first-world market or grocery store and you would find that the shelves are usually stocked with an abundant selection of consumables. Finding something to eat in the first-world isn't much...

1984 [Part 1] - Telescreen

19 Aug 2021 6 minute read 0 comments PiiJr36

Long before American Edward Snowden informed people that their government was spying on the public via their electronic devices; Orwell thought of it first with the infamous telescreen. Imagine a flat screen TV that's flushed against the wall and loo...

1984 [Part 1] - Oceania

4 Aug 2021 8 minute read 0 comments PiiJr36

"to mark the paper was a decisive act" (p. 7)   We view this world through the mind of Winston Smith and almost immediately we're presented with a depressive outlook where “there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastere...

1984 - Intro

3 Aug 2021 1 minute read 4 comments PiiJr36

This written world was created in 1948 – 73 years ago. There was once a time when this book was recommended to the younger generations as a thought experiment, a reminder to remain vigilant against the evils of tyranny. As time progressed, that lesso...