posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 03:13 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here since there is already a pretty good list going. Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, and Animal Farm (as well as
1984 of course) are great. I don't think I've read the others listed here but now I probably should. I've always meant to pick up Fahrenheit 451.
I'll recommend two other books to the list and even if they don't exactly match 1984, I feel they are great reads on a social and political level.
The first is Watership Down by Richard Adams. To give you a disclaimer it is a book where the main characters are talking rabbits, but that shouldn't
stop you from reading it, especially if you pick up Animal Farm and like it. It deals with many human themes regarding war, fascism, religion, and
death and I feel it is a great read into human society.
The other would be Lord of the Flies which you may have already read, but I think it fits in with the political theme and structure of government gone