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1984 by George Orwell
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It is annoying when people tell you that you "must read" a book. I am well aware (and sympathetic) of that fact. But in my opinion, if there is one book that every American should read, it is this one. The absolute gold-standard of dystopian fiction, 1984 is an uncomfortably prophetic vision of a disturbing future. An enormously important book, and a riveting story to boot. Do yourself a favor and read this before the clock strikes 13. 6 stars, highest possible recommendation!
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
November 1, 2000 – Finished Reading
February 18, 2012 – Shelved
February 20, 2012 – Shelved as: science-fiction
February 20, 2012 – Shelved as: 6-star-books
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: 1940-1949
November 17, 2012 – Shelved as: english-literature
November 6, 2013 – Shelved as: novels
November 6, 2013 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
March 19, 2014 – Shelved as: politics-and-foreign-policy

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Evan Leach Sabah wrote: "Evan, love your review! I read it with a smile, although rarely do I do that when reading a review about 1984 : ) I agree completely, my friend, the very summit of the gold standard has been achiev..."

Thanks for the kind words, Sabah! Glad you liked this one too. A true classic!


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