Wednesday, 25 January 2017

1984 Is Top Novel

I would suggest to anybody that George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, is well worth a read especially to the younger generation if only to see what tv programmes Room 101 and Big Brother are all about but in the current age of Donald Trump and his 'alternative facts', it is even more appealing.
Good news then that sales of 1984 have soared since Donald Trump and his hoard landed in the White House and laughably tried to silence any criticism in the media, especially the size of the crowd at his inauguration.
Orwell's classic novel is a tale of a society where facts are distorted using a fictional language called 'newspeak' for example the much maligned 'alternative facts' which to anyone else means plain not being truthful or lying over the claim that Mr Trump's inauguration drew in record crowds even though photographs showed more people attended Barack Obama's.
The book, first published in 1949, topped Amazon's bestseller list which is a great thing as everyone should read it and not just because it is a cracking good read but for references to an imagined dystopia that chime scarily close to things happening today.

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