Dystopia genre books (60)


1.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
In a future where criminals rule the night, Alex, a vicious fifteen-year-old droog, is "redeemed" by the state.

2.

All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimopulos EN

0 Ratings
Description:
This highly acclaimed contemporary Argentinian novel is the first in Giramondo’s Literature of the South series, featuring innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the southern hemisphere. It is translated from the Spanish by Australian translator Alice Whitmore. All My Goodbyes is a novel told in overlapping vignettes, which follow the travels of a young Argentinian woman across Europe (Málaga, Madrid, Heidelberg, Berlin) and back to Argentina (Buenos Aires, Patagonia) as she flees from situation to situation, job to job, and relationship to relationship. Within the complexity of the ... continue

3.

Animal Farm by George Orwell EN

Rating: 4 (81 votes)
Description:
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

4.

Blindness by José Saramago EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. Discover a chillingly powerful and prescient dystopian vision from one of Europe's greatest writers. A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with... continue

5.

Cursed Bread by Sophie Mackintosh EN

0 Ratings
Description:
GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTSFrom the Booker Prize-nominated author of The Water Cure comes a chilling new feminist fable based on the true story of an unsolved mystery . . .'A shimmering fever-dream of a novel' Telegraph'A dreamy sapphic romp' The Times'Gauzy [and] gripping, a qu[Bokinfo].

6.
De geheugenpolitie

De geheugenpolitie by Yoko Ogawa NL

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
De bewoners van een eiland krijgen het steeds lastiger als steeds meer zaken vanwege staatswege verdwijnen.

7.

Death in Spring : A Novel by Mercè Rodoreda EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Description:
Merce Rodoreda depicts the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town-burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town to discover if they will be washed away by a flood-through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.


9.

Eighty Days by A.C. Esguerra EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Philippines flag Philippines
Description:
A pilot wants nothing more than to fly. Or so he thought, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief whose tricks draw him into unchartered territory and new adventure. In a life where the truth changes as quickly as clouds in the sky, the pilot must decide for himself what freedom really means. “Map A Course, Arrive Safe Home. That’s The Measure Of Your Achievement.” A pilot wants nothing more than to fly. Or so he thought, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief whose tricks draw him into unchartered territory and new adventure. In a life where the truth changes as quickly as clou... continue

10.

Ephemera by Tina Shaw EN

0 Ratings
Description:
Inspired by Heart of Darkness but set in a dystopian New Zealand, it explores themes of family, love, solitude, fulfilment, success, survival, death and many others.