Posts Tagged ‘Dystopian Fiction’

Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: strange, plants, menacing, trapped. tower Boy in the Tower is a modern-day version of Day of the Triffids. It is equally powerful and, although it was originally released as a book for children, it deserves a place on adult reading lists too. Ade lives on the seventeenth floor […]

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer

  Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside Five words from the blurb: woman, solitude, survival, dystopian, parable The Wall was originally written in 1968 and is hailed as a feminist classic. I’m a big fan of dystopian fiction so I accepted a review copy, keen to see an Austrian take on this genre. The Wall […]

War with the Newts by Karel Capek

 Translated from the Czech by M and R Weatherall Five words from the blurb: humorous, newts, trade, exploitation, fight War with the Newts was one of the titles that caught my eye when I was browsing 1001 Books: You Must Read Before You Die. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I love dystopian fiction and […]

The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall

 Note: This book is also known as Daughters of the North Five words from the blurb: escape, repressive, world, women, remote I loved Haweswater and How to Paint a Dead Man, so have been keen to try some of Sarah Hall’s other books. The Carhullan Army is a dystopian novel, set in the near future. Like her other novels […]

The Unit – Ninni Holmqvist

  Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy If there is a fine line between love and hate then this book is managing to balance on it! I was completely gripped to the text, but everything about the plot frustrated me. I was inwardly groaning as I read each new development, unable to believe what was […]

We – Yevgeny Zamyatin

 Translated from the Russian by Clarence Brown Five words from the blurb: dystopia, totalitarian, masterpiece, individual, freedom I hadn’t heard of this book until Michelle recommended it on my Literary Science Fiction post, but I’m so pleased that she bought it to my attention as I feel it is one of the most important dystopian fiction novels […]