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1984 by George Orwell
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Jan 08, 2012

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bookshelves: classic, bbc, big, science, fiction

One of the true classic science fiction novels, it's got some revolutionary ideas, not least the concept of "Big Brother" (not the tv show!). If you're going to read it, I'd suggest reading it for the experience, to see for yourself the vision of the future (admittedly now 22 years in the past) that it so cleverly portrays. As an enjoyable, gripping read however I think it falls short. It's also quite depressing!

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