But has Winston Smith’s wrestle with oppression stood the test of time and remained chilling?
And do you hear the term Big Brother and think ‘Oh great, when is that coming back on TV ?’ rather than ‘I really must read 1984’.
We could celebrate the birth of the London Underground – 150 years on 9 January – by reading a book set on the Bakerloo line?
253 by Geoff Ryman is a novel about 252 passengers and 1 driver during a journey from Embankment to Elephant and Castle. Their personal histories, thoughts about themselves and other passengers are described on one page for each character. Perfect to dip into when on the tube or the bus.
Anyone have any other ideas?
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