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.........However ever since Stalin his tactics have essentially formed the basis for dictatorial societies, which leads to it's wide applicability.
Stalin makes a very easy charcter to model dictators on. He's kind of the 20th Centuries achetype.
You like them Dizzy Dinosaur?
Sorry. Misunderstanding. I didn't read them. I tried to read On the Road once but just couldn't get into it. I shall have to try agian.....but it's quite far down on the list. There aren't any spaceships, aliens or laser guns in it as far as I know.
I'm not sure the thread is getting so side tracked. We still have quite a lot of politics floating around here. Kerouac was highly political (at least he caused a lot of controversy, which is just as good).
OK, it's maybe not the sledgehammer politics of Orwell, but like I said, I didn't read so I can't really comment.
The book club idea is an excellent one.