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The Dystopian Challenge


November 5, 2007 – COMPLETED THIS CHALLENGE!

I managed to complete this challenge without a day to spare, finishing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood on the last day. This was a fabulous challenge for me as I don’t normally read much Dystopian Literature. I can’t really pick a favorite book from the books I read. I gave The Road and The Handmaid’s Tale both 5/5 ratings, with Cloud Atlas scoring a 4.75/5. Paul Auster’s book was my least favorite of the bunch.Thank you Lisa for hosting such an awesome challenge!

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Lisa over at Books.Lists.Life has proposed an interesting challenge. The Dystopian Challenge runs from March 31st through November 6th. There aren’t a lot of rules:

  1. Pick any number of books you wish to read that fall into the Utopia/Dystopia genre.
  2. They do not have to be books you’ve never read, but hopefully they aren’t books you read last week.

I thought about resisting this one…but then I realized that there are two books on my list (one I’m currently reading) which fit this description; and two more that I’ve been wanting to read for some time. So…I’m in!

Here are my books for this challenge:

1. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell (Completed 4/18/2007; read a review here.)
2. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Completed 5/17/2007; read a review here.)
3. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (Completed 11/5/2007; read a review here.)
4. In the Country of Last Things, by Paul Auster (Completed 9/23/2007; read a review here.)

To read reviews of books read by participants, go here.


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 18, 2007    

    when do you think you will read The Handmaid’s Tale? It’s my fave, and I have been planning on re-reading it this year. Maybe we could do a buddy read!
    If you like the Utopian genre, you should defnitely check out the collection Daring to Dream: Utopian Fiction by US Women Before 1950. There are some great stories in it!

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