Wednesday, October 5, 2011

George Orwell's 1984: BBC Top 200 List # 8 (2003 and 2010). Also we have a Top Five from the New York Times Bestseller List!!

About the book
     I had the opportunity to read this 1984 last year, and I automatically took a liking to it. The book was written by Eric Blair (more commonly known as George Orwell) in 1948 giving a view on what the world might be like in the future. The picture he painted was a communist world in constant war and a control on the people that seemed impossible to break.
    The book is told from the perspective of a man who tries to overrun the government. Whether or not he succeeds is for you to discover.

Does it deserve to be on the list?
     OF COURSE IT DOES! This book is fantastic. I absolutely think that it deserves the reward of being on the Top 200. The novel makes you think just what the government does and doesn't tell the people.  I seriously recommend that everyone read this book.

Does it deserve its ranking?
     Yes: This book is written perfectly, has an utterly fantastic plot, appeals to romantics and conspiracy theorists, and even if you aren't a theorist, the book still leaves some questions(What if the government is hiding things? How much freedom do I really have?).

As good as 1984 is, I also really enjoy seeing and reading what new books are coming out, and a great way to find them is The New York Times Bestseller's List. They have several categories, and each one has a Top 15. Here is the top five from one of them.


1. The Help, Kathryn Stockett

2. The Sixth Man, David Baldacci

3. Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay

4. Don't Blink,  James Patterson and Howard Roughan

5. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese 

For more books on the list and reviews, please follow the link you will not regret it.


  1. 1984 is written on a common theme that is regularly re-written. It is by far the best of it's kind.

  2. That is very true. I think this theme will continue on for several generations to come.