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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Dystopia for ABC Wednesday

George Orwell's 1984 was the last book I read about a dystopian world which is loosely defined by Wikipedia as a form of utopia but with drawbacks.

Hunger Games is now drawing many readers and there appears to be a resurgence of interest in Dystopia. I succumbed to it by downloading Clint Stoker's The Cause to read on the Kindle Fire. I haven't turned the first page but I'm anxious to get started.

Are you a fan of dystopian novels?

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MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World", "V for Vendata" (can't remember the author) and Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451" are others that come to mind that I've read. I really liked Farenheit 451 IF you haven't read it. Great post.

photowannabe said...

Its been many years since I read 1984. Maybe I should get it out again.
I know everyone is talking about Hunger Games but I haven't read that either. I guess I have to renew my interest in Dystopia.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, 1984, as a year, might have been dysfunctional, but it wasn't utopia.
Dystopia, however, is a great D word. Interesting choice indeed.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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anthonynorth said...

Hey, great minds think alike! :-)

Joy said...

1984 is one of those books once read never forgotten. Apparently "We" by Zamyatin is the other one to read; its been on my ever expanding must read list for years. Maybe one day.

Granny Smith said...

I'll vote for Ray Bradbury, too. But then I share a past as a science fiction writer - way back in the 50s. My first nationally published story was in Galaxy back in 1951!

Roger Owen Green said...

Life seems so bleak sometimes; reading books like those - and I did in college - just depress me.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Chubskulit Rose said...

You remind me to do some readings soon.

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I don't seem to read much anymore. Funny as I used to read a lot. I slowed down because I tend not to stop and my eyes get too tired. But, dystopia does not sound like a desirable place to be.

ChrisJ said...

No sci-fi or fantasy for me. But I learned anew word!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this new word! I read "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, and "The Chrysalids"by John Wyndham. I don't know if the latter is a dystopian novel, but I liked both books.
Thanks for your visit.Have a great day!
Wil, ABC Wednesday.

nonizamboni said...

Now you've got my juices flowing for more examples and perhaps a like download of The Cause.
Happy Wednesday!

Leslie: said...

One of my students and one of my friends highly recommended that I read Hunger Games.

abcw team

Carver said...

You always do such a good job with the letters and this is no exception. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

EG CameraGirl said...

It's hard to realize that 1984 was once the scary future. :)