It has been reported for some time that sales of Atlas Shrugged tend to increase with downturns in the economy. It now appears that George Orwell’s novel, 1984 have done the same in response to current government abuses of power:
In the last 24 hours, sales of the 'big brother' book 1984 on Amazon.com have soared by almost 7000% as the reality of the surveillance state come to the public's attention. As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes, we suppose it makes sense that people would want to get up to speed on the dystopian world being constructed rapidly and secretly around them. 1984 is now the 4th fastest rising sales book and 184th most popular on Amazon!
No surprises here.