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Re: 1984 top seller on Amazon
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Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here, a 1935 novel about the rise of an authoritarian fascist leader in the U.S., is currently the 26th most-purchased book on Amazon, and its spike on Google Trends corresponds with the U.S. presidential election on November 8.
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Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here, a 1935 novel about the rise of an authoritarian fascist leader in the U.S., is currently the 26th most-purchased book on Amazon, and its spike on Google Trends corresponds with the U.S. presidential election on November 8.
Sounds worth reading.  I'll see if I can get it on the Kindle.

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Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here, a 1935 novel about the rise of an authoritarian fascist leader in the U.S., is currently the 26th most-purchased book on Amazon, and its spike on Google Trends corresponds with the U.S. presidential election on November 8.

It's up to #8 now

Brave New World at 12 and a different edition/version of 1984 is 15. The Signet Classics edition is still at 1.

And of course Trump: Art of the Deal makes the list at 10

I wonder how long they've been on the list.
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Re: 1984 top seller on Amazon
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Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here, a 1935 novel about the rise of an authoritarian fascist leader in the U.S., is currently the 26th most-purchased book on Amazon, and its spike on Google Trends corresponds with the U.S. presidential election on November 8.
Sounds worth reading.  I'll see if I can get it on the Kindle.
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/3659/it-can-t-happen-here

Its excellent, I just finished it a week or two ago

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Re: 1984 top seller on Amazon
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Jesus Christ, now you people are reading these classics?

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Re: 1984 top seller on Amazon
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In my defense, I had read both 1984 and Brave New World many years ago. Just never got around to Lewis. Still have Babbit on my bookshelf too.

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I read 1984 as a kid.  Started BNW,  but never finished.  I'm not familiar with ICHH.

Also this got me think about The Wave.  I'd watch it again if it was available.  The best I can find is a German remake on Netflix

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Re: 1984 top seller on Amazon
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Jesus Christ, now you people are reading these classics?

rereading

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Got Spawn (12) Lord Of The Flies for xmas. Read it at a sitting and declared it excellent.
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I have done almost all those books in middle school literature groups. :smug:
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It kind of makes the whole building a successful coalition on the left much more important, eh?

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