Posted by: coastcontact | February 24, 2017

1984

1984 is a book written in 1948.

The dystopian novel has experienced another surge in sales that has resulted in the printing an additional 75,000 copies this year.  As of January 25, 2017 according to Nielsen BookScan, which measures most but not all book sales in the United States, “1984” sold 47,000 copies in print since Election Day in November. That is up from 36,000 copies over the same period the prior year. 

Here is a summary of the story:

George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1948. The novel is set in 1984 – Orwell’s near future and our recent past-but the novel is still relevant today, due to its depiction of a totalitarian government and its themes of using media manipulation and advanced technology to control people.

The movies do not do the book too well. I have seen both a read the book.

The book is on Amazon’s Best Seller list this year. You don’t have to wonder why. Consider “alternate facts” and “fake news” in the real world. The similarities between the book and the world of Donald Trump are too frightening.

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