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Bookish Ardour's Dystopia Challenge 2011

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Is anyone going to do this?

message 2: by Dustin (new)

Dustin What is it!?!!

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It's a dystopian book reading challenge for 2011.

message 4: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (Newtomato) Interesting, Pat! I found the linked dystopia list pretty awesome. I had no idea Nabokov wrote a dystopia, Bend Sinister.

Also, this Swedish one from 1940 looks really interesting, and only has 90-some reviews here at GR: Kallocain.

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I've added a lot of dystopian books to my TBR list from that link and other links related to this challenge! I'm really hooked on books of a dystopian nature.


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Julie S. | 41 comments Looking at this really puts me in the mood to read some great dystopian books. Hm, I haven't read Brave New World yet, and I have a copy...

message 7: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (Newtomato) Julie, two words: DO IT!


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Julie S. | 41 comments Cindy, just to clarify, I should read Brave New World? :) I'll try to get to it in the next few days.

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Cindy (Newtomato) Yes, I'd say it's a must-read. Also one of my favorite books.

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Gary Ballard (gary_ballard) | 7 comments Brave New World is most definitely a must read. If you've ever watch any dystopian/1984-ish '70s sci-fi movies, you'll love it. It reminds me of a more intelligent Logan's Run.

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Julie S. | 41 comments I started Brave New World today. I have not read much it yet, but it is good so far. I'm hoping to like this one.

message 12: by Myopic (new)

Myopic | 2 comments I've been reading quite a few dystopias recently and Genesis has really stood out to me... I also enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale and Brave New World was passable. The Hunger Games was particularly good

message 13: by Reading Wolf (new)

Reading Wolf (readingwolfminda) I am taking part in the challenge. Thanks for telling us about it!

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Schuyler Esperanza (ReadersInk) | 14 comments Just picked up Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. Dystopian satire. About to start it today, yay!

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Myopic, I really liked Genisis, especially the ending. Schuyler, let us know what you think of Super Sad! I've been working 10-12 hr days since June 7th, so I haven't been able to read as much as I would like. :(

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Schuyler Esperanza (ReadersInk) | 14 comments Am about halfway into Super Sad True Love Story. It started slow for me, but now I'm committed. The humor is very, very dark--and it is so far definitely living up to its name (the part that's not "true," anyway!).

Also began This Perfect Day by Ira Levin and really enjoying it. Bought Robopocalypse--all the ads for it were making me drool!!

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Schuyler Esperanza (ReadersInk) | 14 comments Oh and also decided to take part in Bookish Ardour's Dystopia Challenge! Yay!

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