helcat (helcat) wrote in dystopics,

dystopic, dis book...

I accidentally packed the book whilst preparing to move. Ergo, book discussion to commence one week hence.

Possibly longer, since I have no idea what book box it went into, aside from it not being one of the twenty boxes I packed last year, so it has to be in one of the other 15.

Unless one of you would like to kick it off. I guess as a guideline and to prevent spoilers, if you would like to go ahead and post about the book, you can do so behind a cut; in the cut-tag, specify how far along in the book you're discussing. That way if I've only read to chapter 4 and you're on chapter 7, I know to hold off until I catch up with you; and that way also if people join up with the community later they can still participate. Or something.

Brave New World. Aldous Huxley. Coming soon to a dystopics board near you.

In other news, I watched the movie version of "Wrinkle in Time" last night, and although it's not a dystopian work, I don't think, I believe that Camazotz is a dystopia. I need to go back and reread the book, because I know the plot was changed significantly although not to its detriment, but given that an important theme in the story that "being alike is not the same thing as being equal," I think it merits dystopic study. I studied young adult/intermediate reader literature in college, and I think there's a lot of those YA books that use dystopia to put forward ideas. On the other hand, was Camazotz a dystopia, or a condemnation of communism? Either way, it's interesting to look at the Christian subtext of the book in light of what it does condemn.
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