1984 by George Orwell was published 70 years ago this month- on June 8. Working at a library- it is still a much checked out and read book- 70 years on. It is on the summer reading list for the local high school seniors to be. I am not much of a fiction reader but did read it earlier in this decade finally- and found it a fascinating read. So much Orwell was writing about 70 years ago- seems to either be here now or on the way. Below is an article from the New Yorker on 1984 at 70.