Two classic books, 1984 & Animal Farm.
Do you remember reading them? I don’t remember how old I was, young-ish I’m guessing, when I first discovered Orwell’s dystopian 1984. I still remember the chill I felt when we find out that the small hair Winston Smith had been carefully placing back into “The Book”, so as to know whether anyone had opened it, was also being carefully replaced by The Thought Police. Still creepy.
Orwell’s classics are constantly being reprinted. Here are two new covers from Penguin featuring sleeve art by Shepard Fairy, of Obey fame, and recently the cool Obama posters I wrote about last month.
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” This makes me want to read 1984 again, but I bet they’ll be just as depressing again today. Maybe I’ll listen to Rush’s “Red Barchetta” & “2112″ afterwards, to remind me the little guy sometimes gets away from Big Brother.