Has anyone read 1984? Are there any books like it?Has anyone read 1984? Are there any books like it ? Hailey #questionnaire
I read it this month and found it extremely boring.
yes. good book. try HG Wells..Men like Gods. political statement of the time but still dystopian(ish). Hunger Games,Divergent, Fahrenheit 451…
Read it a few years ago at school and really liked it. I actually found that studying it in terms of its historical context made me appreciate it even more
1984 is blah (in my opinion) if you want real dystopian scariness read Brave New World!
@Amanda already did! ?
Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451
@Christina cosign these 2
I’ve read it 8 or 9 times. It is on my TBR shelf for this month to be read again.
Brave New World for sure!
Similar to some extent is Heinlein’s Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is also a book about an imagined future.
Sorry… It may be because the professor who made us read it, but I hated that book.
Jaron McFall That’s ok we are all allowed to like or dislike, what others love or hate.
animal farm is good
Good book…frightening how accurate it is in some ways
I would highly recommend this book, IF and only if you wanted something from my culture, the author predicted the future of the Egypt due to corruption and what it may lead to
It is somehow like 1984, I hope you enjoy it 🙂
I am reading Farenheit 451 and I feel like poking my eyes out with a rusty nail! It’s awful! But I’m only 50 pages from finishing, so I’m going to push through.
This novel is one of the greatest novel ever written, in my opinion, the author hated what has been happening all over history, people getting books, and removing and editing the true contents, claiming that they have been “BURNING” the books, and he wanted people to stop doing that.
To each their own, I guess.
It is an interesting premise. But the execution fell short of its potential. The writing style make me cringe so very often ?
“We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin.
1984, Fahrenheit 451, Soylent Green…many of these books were semi-prophetic in their views of the future. Look where we are now….
I started it the other day, then got distracted by a light romance series. ? I’ll get back to it when I finish this 3rd and final book in the series.
I like 1984. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is also good. We by Zamyatin was very similar, having been written before either of the others. Of them all, I prefer We the most.
There’s also Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Make Room Make Room by Harry Harrison, The Giver by Lois Lowry.
the handmaids tale, brave new world, and faranheit 451 are all along those lines of dystopian. they all play out very similarly, though….
1984 is a good book if you like graphic novels Watchmen fits in that category
Depends what you’re looking for. Brave New World is philosophically the most interesting.
@Will I read Brave New World 2 years ago 🙂
Huh, I didn’t even know about that one!
I have read 1984 When written, it was social fiction, and science fiction. Now, elements of the books are social fact. CCTV is becoming increasingly common. Information is at a premium. Most states maintain freedom of choice, but sadly there are a large number that do not. Russia and China being prime examples
Brave New World came before it. I like 1984 better though. Animal Farm is also by Orwell, but a bit different. Fahrenheit 451 is a great dystopia, but again different.
“The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story” is kind of in the same neighborhood as 1984.
there is nothing like 1984 but there are things that invoke similar feelings, for me those were Fahrenheit 451 and Ahmed Khaled Towfik’s utopia which was translated from Arabic to English a few years ago.
if you’re going to read either one or both of them then good luck with the nightmares
Finished it last week! Can’t say I’ve read anything so scarily relevant to today’s society.
Black Mirror (TV show) is the only thing I know that comes close 🙂
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin – it’s amazing and kind of hilarious too!
Anthem by ayn Rand
Ιf you like dystopian novels, i would recommend brave new world, the handmaid’s tale and of course the giver.
@Natalia – if you like Brave New World, you would probably like “We” by Zamyatin. It’s a very similar theme and was the inspiration for Brave New World.
@Jodi Just added ‘we’ to my TBR list! Thank you!! <3
@Natalia – you’re welcome! It was required reading in my Russian Lit class and I absolutely loved it!
I’m going to look for We when I go to the library this week!! I’ve already read Brave New World
@Hailey – if you liked Brave New World, you should like We. It was written long before Brave New World and was banned in the author’s native country (Soviet Union).
Swan Song was better than Brave New World… just saying. ?
Zamyatin “We”. Actually, it was the book that inspired Orwell to write 1984, though this book is less widely-known.
I haven’t read 1984, but I read Us and I can recommend it!
(Edited to correct the English title.)
@Katalin – this book is translated as “We”. And I agree, it’s an awesome book (one of my faves!)
Right. Sorry, I read it in Hungarian, had to translate back. Titles aren’t always translated word for word. Thanks for the correction 🙂
@Katalin – I totally understand! I just didn’t want the op to think there were two different books, that’s all! ???
Yes, thank you 🙂
Much to my chagrin, this happens sometimes?
@Katalin – it happens to all of us. Wish I could read it in Hungarian. ???
“The Mandibles” by Lionel Shriver
I recommend Feed by M. T. Anderson. We get closer to his vision of a corpocratic dystopia every day…