Dystopian Novels for Grown Ups

With the success of The Hunger Games trilogy, many adults are looking for similar reading experiences.  Never fear, your Community Library has you covered with these dystopian novels:
  • The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell recounts the connect stories of people in the past and the distant future including a nineteenth century notary, a 1970s journalist, and a young man trying to make his way through a post apocalyptic world.
  • Acclaimed author Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go tells the story of a reunion between childhood friends that draws Kathy and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into their lives at an isolated private school and the truth about their childhoods.
  • A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" whose victims are confined to a mental hospital while a single witness to the events guides seven strangers through the barren urban landscape in Jose Saramago's Blindness.
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood gives a look at the near future through the story of Offred, a handmaid in the republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are capable of reproduction.
  • The classic, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, showcases a futuristic culture where teens rule with violence.

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