You need to be in the right mind to read this book. When I first tried to read it my head started swirling and I had to switch to a lighter book, but I came back to it later and was rewarded for my perseverance. 1984 deserves the legendary status it has. My favorite part is excerpts from Emmanuel Goldstein's book, which, although only describes the world of the story more systematically and in more detail, is awesome nonetheless. What is more awesome is the concept of 'doublethink', which means altering your mind to believe in something that is not true, while at the same time believing that the thing is true all along and has never been altered. But when deemed necessary, you can summon the altered memory and revert it to its natural state or alter it again to suit the desired purpose. Three words from me: WTF?