In Case There are Any Book Reviewers Reading

I don’t want to spoil a fine book, but I’m starting to think that a lot of folks believe that the Apple “1984” commercial was an adaptation of the actual novel, 1984.

This is not the case. I won’t say how it DOES end, but I will say that it doesn’t end with someone heroically running in and smashing Big Brother. Or walking in. Or sauntering in. Or sneaking in. I’m dropping kind of a big hint here. Or swimming in, or flying in, or hacking in with their Xboxes, or dancing in, or tunneling in, or, quite frankly, anythinging in.

So when you’re comparing 1984 to some “How I Smashed the State” book, one very important thing you may wish to note is that in at least one of those books — and I’m not going to say which one — the State doesn’t actually get smashed.

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3 Responses to In Case There are Any Book Reviewers Reading

  1. Lanf says:

    Perdito Street Station totally reminds me of 1984.

  2. David Thiel says:

    Come to think of it, Apple didn’t exactly smash the state, either.

    But hey, “Brazil” totally ends that way. (Ducks flying object thrown by outraged Terry Gilliam fan.)

  3. Otro Dave says:

    Yeah, people want Orwell to have a happy ending. The end of the animated version of Animal Farm shows the other animals overthrowing Napoleon’s pigs. I guess maybe we’ll see a film adaptation of Homage to Catalonia one day where where the Republican forces win the Spanish Civil war ;-).