This thread will essentially be a no-holds-barred discussion thread, so anything goes. If you have a question/observation/theory/answer, just go ahead a post. At the top of your post try to highlight the chapter or part that you are referring to so people don't have to search frantically if they don't remember something.
To get the discussion started, I am going to post some questions here, most of which are from the internet as suggested book club questions (I <3 the internet) but there are a few of my own creation in there. If you feel like answering them, put the question you are answering above your answer. After that, feel free to discuss others answers or whatever, just be civil please.
IF YOU ARE QUOTING SOMEBODY, ONLY QUOTE ENOUGH FOR US TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE REFERRING TO, DON'T QUOTE 5 PARAGRAPHS TO ADDRESS ONE SENTENCE!
1. What did you think about the title?
2. What did you think about Winston Smith? Is he a likeable character?
3. What did you think of the book overall? (Liked it/didn't like it/indifferent/etc.)
4. How does this book compare to other books you have read?
5. If you've read 1984 before, is this time around any different from your previous read(s)? Has your impression of Winston changed at all? What about the other characters?
6. How essential is the setting to 1984? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?
7. What are the conflicts in 1984? What types of conflict do you see? Are they physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional?
8. In 1984, is Winston consistent in his actions? Does he change or grow as a human being? How? Why?
9. In 1984, what themes stand out? How? Why?
10. Did you like the ending? Why or why not?
Alright, I am not going to answer the questions right away, because I think it would be unfair if I always got the first say in the discussion threads, so go ahead and answer/ask questions as you wish.