“Fear dims when you learn things.” They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had beenContinue reading “Son – Lois Lowry – Last Book of The Giver Quartet”
Lois Lowry’s magnificent novel of the distant future, The Giver, is set in a highly technical and emotionally repressed society. This eagerly awaited companion volume, by contrast, takes place in a village with only the most rudimentary technology, where anger, greed, envy, and casual cruelty make ordinary people’s lives short and brutish. This society, likeContinue reading “Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry Book Review”
Older than The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, Lois Lowry’s The Giver (Quartet) is a beautiful masterpiece of emotion and yearning set in a post-apocalyptic world. This is the story of twelve year old Jonas who lives in a dystopian future where there is no war, pain, fear – and no color or emotion. Jonas’s rebelsContinue reading “The Giver – Lois Lowry Book Review”
“The people in the chaos cannot learn. They cannot understand what they are doing to the sea and the sky and the plants and the animals. They cannot understand that they are killing them, and that they will end by killing themselves. And there are so many of them, and each one of them isContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam”
Cassie will not let Society determine her loved one. Part 1/3 In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices, but she begins to question just how perfect her world really is when she notices things are not what they seem. As Cassia beginsContinue reading “Matched * Ally Condie vol 1”
Best Sci-Fi/Alternate History ever published. A wonderful piece of work from Stephen King. This book is an epic story of survival in an event of a virus-driven appocalypse – like the one seen in Oryx and Crake and I am Legend
One of Britain’s most popular novels, George Orwell’s dystopian tale Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorized by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party.