Sales Of George Orwell's 1984 Have Surged 6884% In The Last 24 Hours

Tyler Durden's picture

In the last 24 hours, sales of the 'big brother' book 1984 on have soared by almost 7000% as the reality of the surveillance state come to the public's attention. As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes, we suppose it makes sense that people would want to get up to speed on the dystopian world being constructed rapidly and secretly around them. 1984 is now the 4th fastest rising sales book and 184th most popular on Amazon!


The Centennial Edition 1984 book...


And the Combination 1984/Animal Farm book



Perhaps this tweet sums it up...

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VonManstein's picture

"The Alex Jones effect"

The Juggernaut's picture

I hope sales of "Revolution for Dummies" went up as well.

FL_Conservative's picture

In other news, the sheeple continue to graze in the gubmint's GMO field-o'-plenty blissfully unaware that they are being hunted by nature's greatest predator.

Manthong's picture

1984..  THX1138.. The Matrix.. Brazil.. “V” For Vendetta.. moar…

If you have not seen the flicks.. suspended disbelief for a bit , and then considered the “life imitates art"  thing, then you are a drone.

Remember.. you are not truly paranoid if they are really out to get you.

pods's picture

If you wanna feel happy you can pop in "The Road" and rejoice that we aren't there yet.


SpiceMustFlow's picture

I was obsessed with "infrastructure fallout" for years after I read that book

true brain's picture

Didn't the polls yesterday say that most americans don't care about NSA violation of our freedom? Polls are for idiots and for propaganda. Only the bottom half of the IQ curve doesn't care about what's going. Reality is that people are waking up  and desiring to know more.

Reading a book?  WTF, what's this world coming to. What about the Kadashian?

eclectic syncretist's picture

Big Brother can kiss my hairy puckered asshole!

malikai's picture

I thought firemen were supposed to put out fires.

Manthong's picture


One of the interesting aspects of the life/art thing is at what temperature does paper burn?

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I want to make this clear, the granddaddy of the dystopian novel is "WE" by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

First book banned by the seminal Soviets.

George Orwell based "1984" on it. 


true brain's picture

That's right. just like "an invitation to a beheading" by Nabokov predates the "trial" by Kafka.

Russians got some good surrealist literature. Guess because of the october revolution and commie  society. No one would ever guess that these literature now apply to the land of the free.


john39's picture

the same cabal of criminals that set up the russian 'revolution' are still hard at work infiltrating and corrupting any and all human institutions, including government, religion, media, medicine etc.   Obviously individuals come and go, but the plan, and the organization stretch over vast periods of time.   no longer is the satanic NWO conspiracy 'theory'...  it is now in plain view for anyone who cares to look.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

People forget the Sleepy Bear has a long history.  They have had to put up with Romanov usurpers, Ivan the Terrible, Mongols, Cossacks, Turks, Swedes, Commies...  And its not this homogenous nation (no more than America, any way) either.  Its an amalgamation, an empire.   On top of that, the peasants were promised redemption by the Commies and we all know how that turned out for them. 

Manthong's picture

Zamyatin.. Nabokov.. Kafka.. ..  most excellent thread ..  this is how enlightenment works  :- ) 

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Thanks for the Nabokov reco.  Will check it out.

I think all that darkness up north, and the cold air thick with oxygen, makes them supremely able to mull consequences over the long winter months.

noless's picture

1984, brave new world, we, also animal farm and lord of the flies(middle school/early highschool), children: the giver, running out of time, more i can't think of, really should compile a list for a younger age bracket...  


the roads must roll was pretty good, but now I'm gonna start getting really off topic..

Manthong's picture

 "roads must roll"... heh heh heh :-D

Grok that ..  and Why Johnny Can't Drive ..

I wish I still had the old Analogs.

Oh,  and there is much to expand awareness from "Out of the Silent Planet".. "Perelandra"  and "That Hideous Strength".

Evil and Angels..  it might be reality.

I will let y'all know when I make it to Farnham's Freehold.

A is A's picture

People are just now discovering 1984? No wonder so many people have their head so far up their ass!

Totentänzerlied's picture

There is a treasure-trove of sorts of "fictional" dystopian literature from and about Soviet Russia (because it set the modern standard).

Two of the most important non-fiction books ever written in this milieu are The Black Book of Communism and The Great Terror, each running about 500 pages. The former is a no-punches-pulled world-tour of the darkest aspects of every notable communist regime - some of its contributors are former communists and current socialists. The latter is a month-by-month and year-by-year utterly meticulous history of the crimes of Stalinist Russia.

Both are invaluable. Unequivocal must-reads. The reading is not easy, these works are not popular histories for casual readers, and the material they cover is deeply disturbing, but vitally important.

PS: The Black Book of Communism free download in multiple formats from, The Great Terror has been through I believe 4 editions each of which added new material as it became available, it should be available in your local library.

Manthong's picture

thank you :-)

but now I might be confused.

someone else, to my recollection wrote something about "seeking out the Communists"

maybe it was for instruction rather than for perspective.

thisandthat's picture

Actually, according to wikipedia, "We" is almost a rip-off of Jerome K. Jerome's "The New Utopia":

tarsubil's picture

Polls are lies from our masters telling us how we feel.

lakecity55's picture


Those polls have as much value as a FRN.

Talcott's picture

i heard that poll on the 'liberal' NPR 4:30 PM radio show in southern california. Definately a mental cattle prod.

duo's picture

why don't they word a poll question like this:  "Would you like it if whether you get audited or not, whether you can travel by air, whether your kid gets into college or not, or whether you got that bypass surgery you needed DEPENDED ON whether the information the NSA has collected on you makes you a potential political opponent of the adminstration"?

I'll bet the answer would be very close to 0%

Temporalist's picture

Shemp I was just posting something about that very movie...that is creepy.

Ignatius's picture

Creepy, or a sign of the times....

Frastric's picture

Manthong; add Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi to that list of must see flicks to open your eyes.

If you can't watch the above mentioned films (plus Manthong's list) you truly are a soulless minion of orthodoxy.

Big Corked Boots's picture

First saw K in architecture school. We all cheered during the demolition scenes...

Frastric's picture

Pruitt Igoe was one hell of a scene, but the Vessels part was the best out of Koyaaniqatsi, it sort of summed up America in a nutshell: wondrous technology, sprawling urban areas and an oversized military industrial complex. All summed up in eight minutes, visually and musically!

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

"1984.. THX1138.. The Matrix.. Brazil.. “V” For Vendetta.. moar…"

This is fargin war! - make them sheeple understand Vendetta style - take over all US tv stations and run those movies 24/365


Stoploss's picture

Funny, 1984 was required reading when i was in high school.

Four years later, no body new what it was.

Fahrenheit 451 was another.

So, hurry up every chance you get and read that book, so you can see the Great American Coup started in 1981 with the election of Reagan, an actor...

While they were telling us government was getting smaller, (what we needed to hear), in actuality, it was in a dramatic transformational process whereby the next successor was chosen based on the willingness to continue the coup.

A massive set back was encountered with the Gore / Loserman campaign, as GW somehow beat the chosen one. (That happened to be our fallible "voting system"), which was promptly changed to computer voting.....

Well, how fucking quaint. 

Now you know why your vote never seems to count..

It is because it never has.

Talcott's picture

The coup was when JFK was popped.


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Some say the Dulles brothers.

Others say the Warburg brothers.  I think both are true in a sense.

IdiocracyIsAlreadyHere's picture

Good points except for the Gore loss being  a "setback" for the TPTB.  WTF?  Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld and an administration stuffed from one end to the other with neocons behind a "one of the guys" moron figurehead like the Shrub that one segment of idiot America could embrace as one of their own was a setback?  I think not.  One thing about Gore is that no one really liked him, not even his supporters for the most part so his capacity to do serious damage might have been more limited. 

Now on Reagan you are absolutely correct.  Just re-read Murray Rothbard's takedown of Reagan the other day someone posted on an entirely different site.  A MUST READ for anyone deluded enough to still think the "Red Team" is an any way better than the "Blue Team"

PoliticalRefugeefromCalif.'s picture

"Remember.. you are not truly paranoid if they are really out to get you."


..and that's my greatest fear, that I am not paranoid.

davinci7_gis's picture

Guess what the next "big seller" will be in Amazon books: The Bible!  'Cause the SHTF really soon!

Pladizow's picture

Well Christ was the original Zombie!

JimBowie1958's picture

No, your mother was the original zombie, shit for brains

BigJim's picture

Awwww, did the nasty man make a jokey-wokey you didn't like?

Matt's picture

Besides, zombies as a concept have been around for thousands of years. Over 4000 years ago, Ishtar threatened to bring the dead to outnumber and devour the living: