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George Orwell

1984



If you’re not familiar with this book it’s a novel surrounding themes of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repression. The story is about a society in which the world is full of war, surveillance and propaganda. The main political party repress ideas and thinking and is led by the infamous Big Brother. The main character, Winston, navigates through this society and his story demonstrates the oppressive nature of this world.

I thought I’d read this because it’s a bit of a classic and lauded by so many. I enjoyed it despite it being quite depressing. It’s not hard to see why it’s so celebrated and constantly maintains its significance, so I definitely think it’s a book you should read regardless. The themes are interesting to explore and its cultural impact is extensive to say the least.