The Relevance Of Orwell's '1984' For Today's Readers06:16
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A boy reads a book next to copies of George Orwell's "1984" at Hong Kong's annual book fair in July 2015. (Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)
A boy reads a book next to copies of George Orwell's "1984" at Hong Kong's annual book fair in July 2015. (Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)
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George Orwell's 1949 classic dystopian novel "1984" tops Amazon's list of best-selling books this week. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Petra Mayer (@petramatic) of NPR Books about why the book continues to resonate.

This segment aired on January 27, 2017.

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