24 November 2012

New bloject: Dystopia December!

Gearing up mentally for another season of holiday retail in Grand Central Terminal--which is exactly as bananas as it sounds--I had the bright idea to counter the real-life stress with some nice dystopic reading. Lighten the mood after a long day, right? Have already started (Black Friday being the ceremonial consumerist debut of the season) with Stephen King's apocalyptic epic The Stand, which is crazy good. Dude can create and dispatch characters so effectively, with such an understanding of the Western cultural expectation of story; it's as satisfying as listening to Mozart.

Other novels on deck:
Things We Didn't See Coming, Steven Amsterdam
Pure, Julianna Baggott
The Giver, Lois Lowry
The Purple Cloud, M.P. Shiel
The Slynx, Tatyana Tolstaya
Chalcot Crescent, Fay Weldon
We, Yevgeny Zamyatin

Let's hope this lineup eases some stress!

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