Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English writer George Orwell published in June 1949. The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda.
When I think of the perfect novel I think of 1984.
Its subject matter is historically relevant. One might even argue it's even increasing in relevancy in today's political climate.
1984 is also surprisingly captivating and entertaining. Even if you read nothing but Dan Brown you will still admire its thrills and page-turning ability.
Finally, 1984 is just an example of great, great writing. Its precise and impactful prose is a landmark of 20th century novel and permanently influenced the topography of literature.