Monday, April 30, 2012

Classic Monday: 1984 by George Orwell

326 pages

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Big Brother is watching. I'm pretty sure that even if you haven't read this book you've definitely heard of it. Predicting what the future world would be like couldn't be easy but it is shockingly accurate. This is one of the original dystopian books that actually proved itself true. This book isn't only prophetic, its also a warning of what can happen when the government takes too much power and control. I really hope kids in high school still have to read this.


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