Tuesday 29 March 2011

1984 at Number 39

I was at the Nottingham branch of Waterstones yesterday picking up a copy of a book I’m going to review on HPANWO when I happened to glance at the best-selling shelf; this is the books which sell the best at that particular branch. I thought I was imagining things! At Number 39 was George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four! It was the only old book on the shelf! How come this classic 1950 novel, that was banned in 50 countries, is so popular today? Could it be that people are worried that the themes within are coming true? If so then this represents a huge awakening of public awareness. I’m glad!

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