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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael I don't think that War of the Worlds is a dystopian novel (good though it is). In fact, several of the titles in the list would seem to be Post Apocalypse, rather than Dystopian.


message 2: by Raoul (new)

Raoul G-dot Yeah, WotW isn't dystopian, but nether the less a great SF-classic. It contains certain dystopian elements. I would consider it a SF-satire.


message 3: by Herman (new)

Herman Gigglethorpe Many of these books, such as I Am Legend, are NOT dystopian novels, but post-apocalyptic instead. Dystopias have SOCIETAL evils as the focus, not merely bad circumstances.


message 4: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Obrigewitsch The Hunger Games should just be banned from all lists, because we all know it will end up number one, no matter what list it's on. And frankly if you have read 10 or so of the classic books in this category you will know it's not the best book in this category.


message 5: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I'm trying to locate a dystopian book I had read a few years back- It took place in a future in a school, and the cover was like a yearbook page. anyone recall that one? Cant remember the name of it.


message 6: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Ford As much as I love Harry Potter, it is most definitely not Dystopian!
Niether are any of the books by Cassandra Clare. And Twilight is most definitely not! There are quite a few doubles on this list such as Animal Farm.
I think this is good a list, but perhaps try clean it up a bit.


[Name Redacted] Likely, there's just so much dystopian teen lit at the moment that the compilers mistakenly believed YA = Dystopian.

I wouldn't count "The Stand" as dystopian either.


message 8: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Catherine wrote: "As much as I love Harry Potter, it is most definitely not Dystopian!..."

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message 9: by L (new)

L Animal Farm is not a dystopian novel. It's political satire/analogy.


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