My favorite book of all time, 1984 by George Orwell.
This book is the one that started my love for reading and the one that made me want to read some more dystopian books.
Orwell is considered a prophet of literature, writing the book in 1948 and being so accurate years later.
1984 is truly frightening and it can destroy you. After finishing it from time to time I was having some flashbacks from it. Living in totalitarism where the society is controlled by the Big Brother is no joke. And by controlled I mean literally your every move was watched.
You won’t get how awful this is until you see it through Winston Smith’s eyes (the main character). He tries to live his life like any other person, drinking coke, smoking his cigarettes…falling in love eventually with a girl from the anti-sex group…but you know what they say…you can run but you can’t hide.
They eventually fix him in the end.
By the way, don’t watch the movie.