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I'm starting to become a fan of dystopian novels such as 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Giver, and Farenheit 451. I'm looking for some suggestions as to more novels like this. Anyone know of any?

BTW, I thought there was a book/literature thread here but I searched around and couldn't find it. If there is one, I would appreciate a link plz.
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I just read the giver in ISS on monday. It's really good. Didn't get into it so much the first time I read it in 6th grade, but now, with a more mature mind, it is really good.
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well the Golden Compass series is anti-church, thats the only one i know u havent mentioned
#10
The Handmaid's Tale.

Of all of the dystopian novels, Brave New World was my favorite, I think.
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Which is the book Bladerunner was based on.
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Anthem by Ayn Rand is pretty good....... and it's short.


DAMMIT!!! I was gonna say this one. It's my favorite book too.
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The Giver was the worst paced book I have ever read. It took like 90 pages for that Jonas fag to even get anything done. If people were genetically modified to not see color, then how come Jonas does? Transmitting memories by a touch on the back? wtf?


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The Giver was the worst paced book I have ever read. It took like 90 pages for that Jonas fag to even get anything done. If people were genetically modified to not see color, then how come Jonas does? Transmitting memories by a touch on the back? wtf?


Anywho, half-life 2.

because man, Jonas sees in color
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#16
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. The Pedestrian, by Ray Bradbury. Harrison Berguron (sp?).

And while you're reading these extremely short stories, try listening to OK Computer as background music.

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#17
The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess.

Same guy who wrote A Clockwork Orange. It's one of the more interesting novels I've read. Verrrry dystopian, too.
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because man, Jonas sees in color

But he was chosen during his childhood, not before he was born. And nobody argues the touch on the back thing, they just leave it has a gaping plot hole.


The House of the Scorpion.


EDIT: and any book that has an extensive old person washing scene automatically sucks anyways.
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Anthem by Ayn Rand is pretty good....... and it's short.

+348923. Just read Rand, shes insane.


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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Which is the book Bladerunner was based on.

+1 to that too.


You already read every book I was going to suggest so...
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Ohwait, It's not a Dystopian novel but, read House of Leaves. Now.
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I agree with The Wanting Seed. Its a favorite of mine, quite thought provoking aswell.
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the blue gathering or something like that


gathering blue.
its not actually the sequel but an accompaniment to the book
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was i the only one disappointed by the giver's ending?
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gathering blue.
its not actually the sequel but an accompaniment to the book



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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

While I like dystopian novels, I'd have to say that they usually suffer from being far too similar, luckily this novel is quite refreshing. Atwood's dark humor and personal story telling gives the novel a unique feel. Also her feminist perspective is insightful, without being overbearing, which usually seems to be the case. It is quite a breath of fresh air, one you won't want to put down, and an exploration in intellectual thought.

I highly recommend it.
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was i the only one disappointed by the giver's ending?


no, they so thoroughly explained everything else in the book, why leave the ending up to interpretation?
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This remindes me of when I read 1984 for the first time and watched Zeitgeist also for the first time all in the same day... needless to say, I shat bricks.
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

While I like dystopian novels, I'd have to say that they usually suffer from being far too similar, luckily this novel is quite refreshing. Atwood's dark humor and personal story telling gives the novel a unique feel. Also her feminist perspective is insightful, without being overbearing, which usually seems to be the case. It is quite a breath of fresh air, one you won't want to put down, and an exploration in intellectual thought.

I highly recommend it.



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Goddamnit, beaten to it!


Hey, at least there are more Atwood fans out there!

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was i the only one disappointed by the giver's ending?


I hated the ending so very much.
#32
check out "We" by zamyatin. interesting, but not as good as other dystopians, but i hear about it alot less.
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But he was chosen during his childhood, not before he was born. And nobody argues the touch on the back thing, they just leave it has a gaping plot hole.


The House of the Scorpion.


EDIT: and any book that has an extensive old person washing scene automatically sucks anyways.


That was my favorite part


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But he was chosen during his childhood, not before he was born. And nobody argues the touch on the back thing, they just leave it has a gaping plot hole.


The House of the Scorpion.


EDIT: and any book that has an extensive old person washing scene automatically sucks anyways.

Well it's fiction...meaning that "magic" or something could take place for the transmitting of memories.

The Giver's ending was pretty unfinished to me.
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#35
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is very dystopian. Also, check out Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
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A Clockwork Orange

Can it qualify as a dystopian novel? Although the program and the main character are fcked up, society is really like today. There's not much going on over there.

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy is very dystopian. Also, check out Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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Try Jennifer Government by Max Barry. In short, it's a parody of capitalism set in a privatized Australia.
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Can it qualify as a dystopian novel? Although the program and the main character are fcked up, society is really like today. There's not much going on over there.

I think you kind of have to look for it. I think it's dystopian in the sense that individual freedoms are taken away completely.
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Excellent book but very heavy .
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look up Philip K. Dick, he has a number of books and stories like do androids dream of electric sheep and minority report
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I think you kind of have to look for it. I think it's dystopian in the sense that individual freedoms are taken away completely.

I'm not that sure... I mean, only the main character's freedoms are taken away. All of the other people and society is the same way, and SPOILER:
At the end the program fails

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Excellent book but very heavy .

It's amazing. I read it only some hours. Couldn't drop it.
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