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Re: Distopia Books

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"A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess is an awesome dystopian read. It is told from the psychopathic main character's perspective, and the author made a slang language that you kind of have to figure out as you read. It's not too hard, but takes a little getting used to. Definitely messed up, but so good, and brings up questions of free will, and right and wrong in punishing a terrible person for their crimes--how far is too far.

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I know a lot of people have already recommended it, but I would like to say that 1984 by George Orwell is a great dystopian read.

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World war Z is awesome! There are so many great stories in this book, and so many perspectives of the zombie apocalypse.it was so interesting to read about this incident from characters from all around the world. Although it starts at a slow pace, the action builds up. It is certainly worth a read

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The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, is a great one.

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Peeps and The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld are more of the beginning of a dystopian world. The Road by Cormac Mcarthy and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick are the other two that come to mind.
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I recently read The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders. It's a young adult distopian novel that was really interesting. It's about a set of twins during a time when parents are only allowed to have one child. I believe it has a sequel, too.

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I remember reading Among the Hidden in school. It is a commentary on limited children policy- how you can only have a certain amount of children. It was very interesting. It was a while ago, but I distinctly remember this description of feeding a hungry child with a sandwich. The description of the sandwich sounded amazing. It made me picture it, which made me hunger for it. First time I could visual something that clearly. It seems insignificant in the whole scope of the book, but I'm just saying, the book was so good, that I remember details like that.

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I really enjoyed The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken :)

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I've read that Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy is dystopian, but after reading the first two books, I think it's actually more of a sci-fi horror story. I think I enjoyed the first book, Annihilation, more than the second. Vandermeer writes well from the perspective of a female character. Could possibly be considered dystopian.

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