So glad I finally tackled this. So many of my favourite books, TV shows & films can trace their roots back to the concepts of Orwell's classic dystopian society. I confess it took a bit to get into the groove, partly due to the clipped style of narration in the audio book - although the further I got, the more I realised that it suited the style of writing & the matter-of-fact manner of someone living in this world dominated by The Party. I will definitely need to re-read (possibly several times) to appreciate the details more. Part of me is actually wishing I had had a chance to study it at school.