Currently Reading

 
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Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2017) | Epistolary novel, Feminism
A future society where books are outlawed. Disillusionment with the role of censoring works and destroying knowledge. The novel has been the subject of interpretations focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Commentary on how mass media reduces interest in reading literature.

 

Recently Finished

 
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Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953) | Utopian and dystopian fiction
A future society where books are outlawed. Disillusionment with the role of censoring works and destroying knowledge. The novel has been the subject of interpretations focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Commentary on how mass media reduces interest in reading literature.

 

 
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Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr. (1964) | Transgressive fiction
A harsh, uncompromising look at lower class Brooklyn in the 1950s known for it's brusque, everyman style of prose. Praised due to its frank portrayals of taboo subjects, such as drug use, street violence, gang rape, homosexuality, transvestism and domestic violence it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the United Kingdom and was banned in Italy.

 

Older Reads

  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985) | Utopian and dystopian fiction, Speculative fiction

  • Ubik by Philip K. Dick (1969) | Science fiction, Paranoid fiction, Philosophical fiction

  • 1984 by George Orwell (1969) | Dystopian fiction, Political fiction, Social science fiction