The book 1984 by George Orwell is about a low ranking member of the ruling Party a nation called Oceania. His name is Winston Smith, he is very unhappy on how things are run especially since he works for the Ministry of Truth. As the book goes on he meets a dark hair girl named Julia which he falls in love with. In this society they have thought police and other monitering ways to control and brainwash the people. Eventually Smith gets caught by a spy and sent to a room that no one wants to go to. Finally this is called rom 101 where they manage to brainwash him causing him to be nothing but another puppet of society.
Personally this is one of my favorite novels. It shows you how there is no such thing as a “perfect” society and that the government plays a big role in our lives. I can see how this is tied to film noir because of its dark, authoritative society.