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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dystopian Literature: Today's Must-Read Genre

As I discussed the other day, apparently book sales have suffered since Trump became president (https://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/08/book-sales-suffer-under-trumps.html) except for dystopian literature.  I’ve blogged about this genre in the past (https://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/02/dystopian-literature.html), but thought it was worth discussing again in light of this finding. 

There was a recent article in the Village Voice entitled “Darkness Falls on America” which argues “In a country turned upside down, is it any wonder that dystopian fiction rules?”  It reviews some recent dystopian books set in the U.S.:  https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/08/08/darkness-falls-on-america/. 

If you’re looking for suggestions for your next foray into this genre, check this list of 100 works of dystopian fiction:  http://www.vulture.com/article/best-dystopian-books.html.
Here you’ll find literary fiction, young-adult works, graphic novels, realist tomes, some books written long ago, and others published in just the last few years.