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Orwell giveaway > everything gone < (now only Payday 2 Mask left)


#1

So I have a key for Orwell here and I already own it soooo…tell me why you want it and we’ll see who takes it :sweat_smile:

Also I have a key for
PAYDAY 2 - Lycanwulf and The One Below Masks
:wink:


#2

Thank you @four for the mini-giveaway. Out of curiosity, which Orwell is it…

or

…if it is Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, as of yet I do not own it and I would like to have the entire series, that is if you would be so kind. Please, thank you, and have a phenomenal day. :+1:


#3

I have never played the game, but I have the original book (Which is a very good read.) the game is based on. I want to see how they compare!


#4

It’s the first one you listed :slight_smile:

That’s cool, I guess it shall be yours then, given that I unfortunately don’t have the sequel for @GeekInUndies :blush: Also didn’t know there was a book haha


#5

Also didn’t know there was a book haha

It’s a classic sci-fi book. Many works – books, games, plays – have been inspired by it.

It’s called 1984, the author is George Orwell – hence the game’s name. Another famous book of his is Animal Farm – which is a political book, to put it very simply.

1984 starts like this:

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

It’s one of those books you don’t need to look up the opening sentence, because it’s just so darn memorable.

Fun fact: his name was not George Orwell, but Eric Arthur Blair, which rings just as much as a toast on plastic cups, so I don’t judge his preference for an alias.


#6

payday 2 masks, hmm interesting


#7

is that a “me wants” or just a remark? :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

I guess I’ll enter for the payday 2 masks. I don’t really play the game too often though, so you should probably give them to pretty much anybody else who enters.


#9

thats a me wants


#10

Have read both 1984 and Animal Farm, long ago as a kid. Still a sci-fi fiction fan. Have no idea what the games are like though. Usually know more about books, than games or movie versions of things, lol.

@YQMaoski, @coralinecastell You guys ever read any Aldous Huxley?


#11

@Danacscott I’ve only read his Brave New World. Anything else you recommend?

I’ve heard good things about his Crome Yellow and The Perennial Philosophy.

My contact with Aldous is very similar to my contact with other classical authors such as Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and even the Brontë sisters: I’ve only read their popular masterpieces and loved them for it, without finding the time to dive further into their work.


#12

@Watplr in that case I’ll give it to @matia, maybe I’ll have something you rly can make use of next time :slight_smile:


#13

I read a bunch of dystopian novels in high school and college, and Brave New World was one of them. I read 1984 and Animal Farm as well.

Other very good choices are We by Yevgeny Zamyatin and the fairly recent The Circle by Dave Eggers. :slight_smile:


#14

Same here… part of it though, is that those are the most noted ones are the easiest find in the library. You don’t really even find such things in second hand books shops. Pity.

Haven’t heard of those; Google look up necessary. :slight_smile: Do like reading older books though. Newer fiction tends to be very much the same thing and doesn’t stretch your vocabulary much either, lol.


#15

Dave Eggers is an unique and worthwhile author, trust me. Although my favorite of his books is the nonfiction work A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.


#16

They made a movie too. Definitely learned a good few new things today. ^^ Found a .pdf copy of We as well.


#17

Thanks for the recommendations! Will check them out as well. :blush: