Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Genre: Classic, Dystopian
This novel follows Winston Smith, a worker in the Ministry of Truth. 1984 is set in a totalitarian society ruled by Big Brother and the Party. The Party dictates all aspects of life, and the Thought Police have a zero tolerance on the slightest hint of opposition. But Winston is beginning to question the society he lives in.
This is a great look at government, with some aspects of the society coming uncomfortably close to parts of society today. It is a clever ‘essay’ and definitely a must read for anyone with a keen interest into government and politics. While it’s a good social commentary it’s not an amazing story. This isn’t a novel I’d go into expecting to enjoy as such but one I would recommend everybody should read.