1984 - George Orwell
I was assigned this book in high school. I hated it so much I was unable to finish it. Given how well loved this book is, I figured I needed to give it another try as an adult. The perfect opportunity came when it became the first book in the David Bowie Book Club.

So what do I think now? Well, at least I was able to finish it this time around. As social commentary, I suppose it's an important book, but I didn't find it particularly compelling as fiction. The prose was sparse, the characterizations poor, and the story was a little too over the top to be believable.