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Books Like 1984 (10 Books)

1984 was published by George Orwell in 1949. Here is a list of 10 books like 1984 by George Orwell.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (1968)

"My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression."

In Philip K. Dick's thought-provoking sci-fi masterpiece, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", a bounty hunter navigates a post-apocalyptic world, tackling complex questions about humanity, empathy, and the blurred lines between man and machine. A paradigm-shifting exploration of our deepest existential dilemmas.

  • πŸ“‡ 258 Pages
  • πŸ“ 64,500 - 77,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

2. Neuromancer (1984)

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

In William Gibson's groundbreaking cyberpunk masterpiece, Neuromancer, an outcast computer hacker is hired to pull off the ultimate heist in cyberspace, navigating through a dizzying world of artificial intelligence, ruthless mega-corporations, and virtual realities. A prophetic and mind-bending thriller that defines the genre.

  • πŸ“‡ 268 Pages
  • πŸ“ 67,000 - 80,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

3. The Handmaid's Tale (1985)

"Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it."

In Margaret Atwood's chilling dystopian masterpiece, "The Handmaid's Tale," Offred's haunting narrative unveils a totalitarian society where women are reduced to reproductive vessels. This thought-provoking and disturbing tale is an unsettling exploration of power, misogyny, and the resilience of the human spirit.

  • πŸ“‡ 314 Pages
  • πŸ“ 78,500 - 94,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 10 Hours Reading Time

4. The Giver (1993)

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."

In Lois Lowry's thought-provoking dystopian novel, "The Giver," follow Jonas as he discovers the truth behind his seemingly perfect yet eerily controlled community, questioning the price of sameness and the value of memories. A classic tale of awakening that will leave readers questioning the essence of humanity.

  • πŸ“‡ 208 Pages
  • πŸ“ 52,000 - 62,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time

5. We (1924)

"A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don't know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn't even be worth reading."

Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" is a haunting dystopian masterpiece that challenges conformity in a mathematically controlled society, as one individual's rebellion threatens to unravel the meticulously crafted unity of a futuristic world suppressing individuality and emotion.

  • πŸ“‡ 226 Pages
  • πŸ“ 56,500 - 67,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

6. Brave New World (1932)

"Words can be like x-rays if you use them properly - they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced."

Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking dystopian novel, Brave New World, delves into a chilling future where a conformist society thrives on pleasure, conformity, and the sacrifice of individuality. A prophetic work that challenges societal norms and explores the ethical boundaries of humanity.

  • πŸ“‡ 268 Pages
  • πŸ“ 67,000 - 80,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

7. Animal Farm (1945)

"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

In George Orwell's timeless allegorical masterpiece, Animal Farm, a group of farm animals overthrow their human oppressors, only to find themselves facing a new tyrant: their own kind. An incisive critique of totalitarianism, power, and corruption that resonates with every generation.

  • πŸ“‡ 128 Pages
  • πŸ“ 32,000 - 38,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 4 Hours Reading Time

8. Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

"Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a gripping and unsettling dystopian novel that presents a haunting vision of a society where books are banned and knowledge is suppressed. In a world consumed by technology and conformity, one man dares to question, making this a must-read exploration of freedom and the power of literature.

  • πŸ“‡ 194 Pages
  • πŸ“ 48,500 - 58,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

9. The Road (2006)

"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget."

In Cormac McCarthy's haunting and visceral novel, "The Road," a father and his young son journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, enduring unimaginable hardships, seeking refuge and hope in a world devoid of morality.

  • πŸ“‡ 241 Pages
  • πŸ“ 60,250 - 72,300 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

10. The Hunger Games (2008)

"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope."

In Suzanne Collins' captivating dystopian novel, The Hunger Games, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to fight for her life in a brutal televised competition. A thrilling, thought-provoking adventure that explores the limits of humanity's resilience in the face of oppression.

  • πŸ“‡ 374 Pages
  • πŸ“ 93,500 - 112,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time