Review: Brave New World

Brave New World Aldous Huxley   Synopsis "When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity. On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, … Continue reading Review: Brave New World

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition Margaret Atwood   Synopsis "Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must … Continue reading Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Review: 1984

1984 George Orwell Synopsis "The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from … Continue reading Review: 1984

Review: We Can Be Mended

We Can Be Mended Veronica Roth Divergent #3.5 Synopsis "We Can Be Mended is a short-story epilogue that focuses on Four and takes place five years after Allegiant, the conclusion of the Divergent series." -Goodreads Review This was a very moving, short piece by Veronica Roth. I was eager to get my hands on it … Continue reading Review: We Can Be Mended

Anthem

Anthem Ayn Rand "Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the … Continue reading Anthem

The Time Machine

The Time Machine H.G. Wells "I’ve had a most amazing time....” So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the … Continue reading The Time Machine

Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Dystopian societies

Since I picked up Among the Hidden in middle school, I have been fascinated by dystopian societies. This was back before I even knew what the word Dystopian meant. Since then I have read many books that I consider dystopian. Among these are juvenile, adult, young adult, and classic novels. My favorite of the ones … Continue reading Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Dystopian societies