Gormanston: one college, one book – November

The next book that we will be reading for one college, one book is ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell.

It was first published in 1949 and is Orwell’s prediction of a dystopian future. It is set in Oceania, a society of perpetual war, constant government surveillance and incessant public mind control. It is repsonsible for giving us the terms ‘big brother is watching you’ and ‘room 101’.

A lot of students who read ‘Dracula’ in October found the language a little difficult and the story a little long. I hope that this one will be more appealling!!