News: Sales of 1984 Increase Dramatically


1984Lots of news organizations have been reporting this particular story, so I’m just going to bring your attention to it.

Following the leak of NSA’s PRISM program and the monitoring of many more people than most people had assumed, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have increased dramatically. It’s by no means a recent publication, but to me, it’s one of the best.

1984 deals with a totalitarian extreme socialist state that monitors its citizens to the extreme, sparking terms used today such as ‘Big Brother’ and ‘double-think.’ It’s really one of my most favorite books of all time. The classic dystopian novel, it was a pretty clear indictment of the Communist movement.

I find it very amusing that the sales of the book are now increasing so much. Several different additions have improved by over 100%. Are people trying to make a point? Perhaps educate themselves on literature that is related to the current news? I hope at the very least people are being exposed to a classic book.

References:

CNN
Huffington Post
NY Daily News

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