The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
This book was creepy as shit. People literally had no privacy and sometimes the things they did in private seemed so normal to us but they could literally die because of it. There are scenes in this book that were crazy disturbing. The book speaks so many truths about modern times which is astounding considering this book was published in 1949. Orwell is one of a kind, being able to imagine a world that even though was terrifying and for some it seems so out of reach, it isn't far from the truth. SPECIALLY right now. 1984 might speak of a past year but it still looks like our future.
If you're going to read a classic, maybe start with this one.