Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Association: A Brave New World - Dystopian

April's book is Brave New World so for our first Book Association, we're going pretty blatant with Dystopian Classics.

1984 - I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to even have a list regarding dystopias without this book on it. Read it. Big Brother is watching.

Fahrenheit 451 - Same goes here. A world where firemen actually set books on fire, this one chills to the bones for all bibliophiles.  

The Handmaid's Tale - This dystopian narrative centers around a society where the birth rate has plummeted and there is a class of women "assigned" to households in hope that they can be impregnated by the head of the household. It is shocking, yet convincing, at the same time. 

A Clockwork Orange - Even if you haven't read this one, you probably have seen the movie or at least a clip or two to be able to say this book is nothing short of complex. Be warned, there is some pretty graphic violence. 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A very valid question and this modern classic has plenty of them. Can androids acquire human traits? Do mechanical chickens taste of chicken? Ok, it might not ask that last one, but still a must have on any dystopian list.

There are lots more so I know I left some out. What are some of your favorite dystopian classics?

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