In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

October 17, 1949  |  668 pages
(Rated on Jun 29, 2013)
Grade: A+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Literature, 10% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
Low High
I was so incredibly impressed by this book. Not only the first time I read it, but after that, maybe even more. The ideas that are exposed in this story are well known, but while reading urge you to think about them. I think everyone should read it, I think it's an incredibly essential book.  (+20 votes)