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Enjoyed 1984? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to 1984. Here are 12 books that you’ll like if you liked 1984.

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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - May 09, 2017 (first published in 1932)
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Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological mani...
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury - Jan 10, 2012 (first published in 1953)
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Sixty years after its publication, Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before."Fahrenheit 451- The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns."Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to dest...
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We
Yevgeny Zamyatin - Aug 01, 1993 (first published in 1921)
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The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired George Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet RussiaYevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of t...
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Michael McFaul
The Giver
25th Anniversary Edition (Giver Quartet)
Lois Lowry - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 1993)
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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....
It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis - Jan 07, 2014 (first published in 1935)
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It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler...
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Daniel Pink
Parable of the Talents
Octavia E. Butler - Aug 20, 2019 (first published in 1998)
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This Nebula Award-winning sequel to Parable of the Sower continues the story of Lauren Olamina in socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Convinced that her community should colonize the stars, Lauren and her followers make preparations. But the collapse of society and rise of fanatics result in Lauren's followers being enslave...
Blade Runner
Philip K. Dick - Sep 26, 2017 (first published in 1968)
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It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!...
Stand on Zanzibar
The Hugo Award-Winning Novel
John Brunner - Aug 16, 2011 (first published in 1968)
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Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically---it's about to take over a country in Africa.  Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, a...
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Lord of the Flies
William Golding - Dec 16, 2003 (first published in 1954)
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At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and e...
Super Sad True Love Story
A Novel
Gary Shteyngart - May 03, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post The Boston Globe San Francisco Chronicle The Seattle Times O: The Oprah Magazine Maureen Corrigan, NPR Salon Slate Minneapolis Star Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
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M.T. Anderson - Jul 17, 2012 (first published in 2002)
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Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was befo...
The Circle by Dave Eggers