Wednesday reading experience #28

Try one or more of the great dystopian novels.
For some reason I have always found them more interesting than the utopian ones.

I recommend:
Aldous Huxley : Brave New World
George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-four and Animal Farm
H.G. Wells: The Time Machine
Franz Kafka: The Trial (I need to reread this one, it’s been ages since I read it)
Several of the short stories in Kurt Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House, e.g. “Harrison Bergeron” and the titular story.

Currently on my reading list are:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Check out this Wikipedia list for more suggestions


Dorte H said…
I don´t read many dystopias for my own sake, but have read some with my students. I read The Handmaid´s Tale in my spare time, however, and loved it.

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