I fear that some are seeing 1984 not as a warning, but as an instruction manual
@ORGANIC, they are using that and the book of Marx.
@ORGANIC, if your political side isn't winning. Use this. if nobody wins you technically didn't lose
@ORGANIC, he was off by a few decades but we’re there now
I feel like the last truly good dystopian book I read was City of Ember in like 6th grade, but my library didn’t have any of the sequels so I don’t know what happens after they make it out.
@DownvoterGuy, it's on audible, I enjoyed the series and it left me wanting more. I would say it's worth going back to, especially since you can listen to audiobooks while doing other things. Great way to make dull or irritating tasks bearable/entertaining.
@DownvoterGuy, I cleaned out my bookshelf last week and found all of them, I remember Sparks being good, I don't think I made it to the 3rd
@DownvoterGuy, the snowpiercer books are good
@DownvoterGuy, I also had to read City of Ember in 6th grade. I enjoyed the book and we had a field trip to watch the movie that same year. Movie sucked lol.
@DownvoterGuy, I recently listened to a series on audible called the 5th season. Really good. There's also a short story somewhere online called Unwinds that I seem to recall from about 8 years back.
@PoliteCanadian, there's a third???
@undeadpuns, ..... theres actually 4 😄 City of Ember The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwood (a prequel), The Diamond of Darkhold
@PoliteCanadian, thank you!!
@PoliteCanadian, leave it to the Canadian guy to set us straight! Good looks man, I’ll definitely give them a read!
@DownvoterGuy, no problemo, glad I could help
@DownvoterGuy, If you want a good book that will truly destroy any lingering positive feelings you have for the future of humanity, try Metro 2033. It’s translated from Russian so can be a little clunky at times as it loses something along the way, but f**k me sideways if it doesn’t kick the mental crap out of you.
@DownvoterGuy, is that the one where they were in some underground steampunk city and they needed some new lightbulbs or something? I know I saw the movie but I'm not sure if i ever read it.
Yeah it's like no one's read The Giver... I thought it was a mandated read in school too?
@bobs and vegene, It was in my middle school, but I was the only one in class that actually bothered reading it.
@bobs and vegene, Oh I loved The Giver
@SimonPetrikov, Eh, I thought it was fine
Gonna be that guy because I happen to love the Divergent books: Tris, main character of the series, does not have an existential crisis over choosing between two boys—she has more important sh!t to deal with
@SavageGreek, That’s hunger games they’re thinking of
I'm currently reading The Rapture by Liz Jensen for a uni course and it's really good dystopian fiction. I don't think dystopian fiction has devolved, just hunger games is a bad comparison to 1984. Completely different intentions from the autors
The latter is a product of the former coming to fruition.
My butt stinks
Lol @ all you nerds reading books. Why read about fake dystopias when we live in a real one.
Anyone else read the “One Second After” series by Forstchen?
The last dystopian book I read was The End of the World, which was the last book in the Narnia series... which I read because I found all seven in a single volume when the movie came out.
I enjoyed Shade’s Children by Garth Nix.