I am still reading 1984 by George Orwell. Don't get discouraged, it's a slow starter, and in today's climate, some of the aspects of the book, which might be considered humorous, are rather somber and depressing. It is amazing how much some of it rings true when I look at what is happening to society. It starts getting more interesting around page 70 or 80.
Anyway, here's a couple interesting passages that I photo-copied: