Tag Archives: dystopian

Book Review: Ready Player One by Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars I must say Ready Player One easily and quickly became one of my funnest and most memorable reads of 2011. Wade Watts lives in the not too distant … Continue reading

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Novella Review: The Machine Stops by Forster

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3.5 stars I found this gem yesterday via Feedbooks public domain short stories listings. I raised my eyebrows when I saw E.M. Forster wrote a science fiction novella … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mockingjay by Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 3 of 5 stars I read this as part of the The Hunger Games Trilogy omnibus ebook edition. I had high hopes for the final novel of the series, especially after thoroughly enjoying the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catching Fire by Collins (4 Stars)

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 4 out of 5 stars Read in October 2011 I read this in record time and surprised myself by liking it better than the first book, the Hunger Games. Katniss’ relationship with her family, friends … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hunger Games by Collins (3.5 Stars)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in July 2009 I loved this book and yet at times I hated it. Several times it made me cry, nearly sobbing out loud. It never made me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Divergent by Roth (4 Stars)

Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars Welcome to Post-Apocalyptic Chicago, where the trains never stop (even to take on or drop off passengers) , the streetlights go dark by midnight and Lake Michigan is now the … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Can’t Happen Here by Lewis

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Written in the 30s, during the depths of the Depression, before World War II, this dystopian classic paints a grim picture of America’s fall into it’s own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by PKD

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 – 3.75 stars I struggled a bit with PKD’s prose, which at times staggered about like an alcoholic or drug addict and/or a … Continue reading

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My Journey into the Warped Zones

Back in mid to late January, I reviewed the suggested reading list for the Altered States reading program promoted by the Kansas City Public Library.  Many familiar titles popped out at me like Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Golding’s Lord of the … Continue reading

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