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a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
- I love dystopian novels!
- Meh, not really my genre.
- WHAT IS READING? what is a novel?
- BOOKS ARE THE BAIN OF MY EXISTENCE
- bookz? nah
- I can't believe I waited so long to start reading
- One does not simply ask questions about favorite books
Most Helpful Guy
1984 (written in 1948 by George Orwell) is closest to the way society is developing.
"The voice from the telescreen was still pouring forth its tale of prisoners and booty and slaughter, but the shouting outside had died down a little. The waiters were turning back to their work. One of them approached with the gin bottle. Winston, sitting in a blissful dream, paid no attention as his glass was filled up. He was not running or cheering any longer. He was back in the Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The longhoped-for bullet was entering his brain.
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."
Most Helpful Girl
One of my favorites is The Giver. I think the concept of how to community is run is so interesting, efficient, and logical, if not very controversial. If people weren't about free choice, or preserving life, and everything was strictly for the benefit of the community, it could work.