Some books become conquests, rites of passage to some perceived higher awareness. Some we read to be seen: in cafes, parks and on public transport. And once their words are ingested, digested and forgotten, forevermore they’ll be misquoted at dinner parties. These are the must-read Popular Penguins for every hipster.
In the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to appease the needs of the Party.