Hey, are you looking for something political? 1984 may be just what you’re looking for.
Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff’s attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell’s prescience of modern life—the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language—and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.
When a fan asked Alexandra Daddario about her favourite book, “George Orwell’s “1984”, especially right now, there is nothing like that, she answered.”
Also Anne Hathaway posted a post on Instagram with the picture of 1984 and captioned it “Recent/current/future reads”
Margaret Atwood recommends this book and she mentioned, “Three things that had long been of interest to me came together during the writing of the book. The first was my interest in dystopian literature, an interest that began with my adolescent reading of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Huxley’s Brave New World and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and continued through my period of graduate work at Harvard in the early 1960s.”
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