Monday, July 21, 2008

Dystopia

At some stage in their lives every thinking person has to read the 'complete collection of classic dystopian novels.' There are many pretenders, but this is the core list:

  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  • 1984, by George Orwell
  • Utopia, by Thomas More
  • Clockwork Orange, By Anthony Burgess
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  • We, by E.I. Zamyatin
  • Anthem, by Ayn Rand

If you haven't already, check them out when you get the chance.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Justin said...

If you were adding films to the list, you could probably add "Se7en", which is a dark and dismal look at a society in decay.

7/21/2008 02:13:00 pm  
Anonymous hanso said...

"Utopia by St Thomas More"

How true.

7/21/2008 03:20:00 pm  
Blogger Julian Pistorius said...

How about The Handmaid's Tale from Margaret Atwood? Probably not quite in the same class as the ones you list, but perhaps worth an honourable mention.

7/22/2008 11:41:00 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

And if you want to read something abit more contemporary check out "The Road" Cormac McCarthy. It definately deserves a place in the list.

7/24/2008 12:35:00 pm  
Blogger downtown guy said...

That list'll barely get you started.

8/13/2008 03:01:00 am  

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