Orwell's 1984 sales skyrocket post-US spy scandal  

Posted by Big Gav

I was amused to see that sales of George Orwell's "1984" are up in the aftermath of the news about the NSA's PRISM program - Orwell's 1984 sales skyrocket post-US spy scandal. Given that Apple are part of the program it makes their long ago advertisements for the Mac kind of entertaining too (in a bleak way).

Big brother is watching -- sales of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 have skyrocketed in the wake of revelations of US government surveillance. The centennial edition of the novel surged 7005 per cent on Amazon, according to the online retailer's Mover and Shakers in Books page that monitors biggest gainers in sales rank compared to 24 hours ago.

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