1984 by George Orwell

The Melbourne Bookworms
The Melbourne Bookworms
Public group

Royal Melbourne Hotel

629 Bourke Street · Melbourne

How to find us

Ask for the Bookworms Table

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What we'll do

In August we will read 1984 by George Orwell

Goodreads.com says:
Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life—the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language—and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.

Runners-up:
The Castle by Franz Kafka
and
Gone by Jennifer Mills

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