Read it last year after Animal Farm. I'm betting that, like Animal Farm, I'm going to have to read it again for school.
Anyways, fantastic book. Enjoyed the more subtle worldbuilding, and the fact that the story is both an anecdote and a complete account of living in total control made it absolutely fantastic. Orwell is great in general, so it's not like it was unexpected.
Also, its context was reused for the Mac, and that commercial is just as great (and another factor in the Mac's explosion in popularity):