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1984 by George Orwell
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Nov 01, 11

Read in October, 2011

Anyone who hasn't read this -- what are you waiting for? This an absolute classic and a must-read for everyone. Seriously.

I'd consider it science fiction only in the loosest sense. London, or rather Oceania, is a dystopia ruled by Big Brother and the Thought Police. A place where people are vaporized and the past is changed to erase all traces of their existence. The basic principles of Ingsoc are hardcore fascism, the evils of which Orwell is a master at conveying. Extremely thought-provoking and powerful stuff, even today. A bit slow in the middle but not for long. Great ending, perfect tension throughout Part 3. So good.

I will definitely read this again, and I rarely feel that way about any book.
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