I picked the classic 1984 from the Goodreads best books of teh 20th century. 1984 is a dystopia novel about what might be true in a society that is entirely totalitarian. However, this novel gets bogged down in the unnecessary male viewing of romance with the female character in the novel. For that, this book seemed to lose quite a bit of its effect for me. I guess I simply wanted an interesting point to be made without making a woman into a symbol of sex.