Monday, 28 October 2013

Musing Mondays: Dystopian Fiction

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I love dystopian fiction. I quickly got over the paranormal hype and gladly pored through books like The Road, The Handmaid's Tale, The Passage and The Hunger Games. I think it's great that the genre has become more popular over the past couple of decades (either that or the general increase in the world population has produced more authors too).

But isn't it scary that some of the scenarios painted in dystopian fiction could possibly happen? Or is it too far fetched? What do you think? 

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18 comments:

  1. some of the scenarios could definitely happen - at least in my mind - and that's makes it even a bit scarier! I love dystopian books too, although I wish I had read more of that genre this year.


    Tanya Patrice
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  2. Hi Toni thanks for visiting my musing on my blog. Dystopian is really new to me but I've enjoyed Hunger Games and Divergent so far and am loving the world building in Wool. I didn't like or finish Maze Runner. That's about my experience with Dystopian. I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility for some such society to arise post tribulation or as in Wool as planning for but personally I would hope for a harmonious one!

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  3. I don't think I've read any yet! Strange, but true. Any first read recommendations?

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  4. I think that some of them could totally happen, just not sure how far out in the future...

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  5. Oh girl, I didn't have an idea about dystopian fiction before!

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  6. My favourite book as a kid was The Giver, and I seriously think that type of society could exist. It's scary... Have you read Divergent yet?

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  7. Once Upon a Coffin29 October 2013 at 07:08

    I love dystopian books. I definitely think they could happen eventually. The Hunger Games was a great book and I haven't read Divergent yet but I hear it is good.

    ~April @ Once Upon a Coffin

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  8. I think that is why we like to read it. It could happen but this way we can experience it from a distance and maybe prevent it from happening. Here is my



    MM

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  9. Hi Tanya, thanks for visiting! You're right, the possibility of the events happening makes it all the more engrossing doesn't it? Well, at least for some of them!

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  10. Agreed! Fingers crossed for a harmonious one indeed.

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  11. Oh where do I start? There are a lot of books that I didn't even know were dystopian because I hadn't read yet, such as 1984. *sheepish grin* But I came across some titles from a Wikipedia list that I'd read years ago and only just clicked that it is in fact dystopian! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dystopian_literature

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  12. Fingers crossed not too far ahead!

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  13. Nah, I'm sure you have. Have you heard of The Hunger Games? Then you have. :)

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  14. Yeah I read Divergent a little while ago, so some of the details are a bit hazy. Still need to read book 2 and 3 in the series. I'm guessing you've finished it?

    The Giver is another book I've been meaning to read. Too many books, so little time!

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  15. Yes, I think if you liked The Hunger Games then you'll most probably like Divergent. Well, at least I hope you do. :) Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Eeeek well hopefully it doesn't happen in our lifetime! *fingers crossed*

    It scares me a little when I watch "The Walking Dead", it does make me question a little what I'd be willing to do to survive and protect those I care about. Scary!

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  17. I'll have to read some of those other books too! I've only read hunger games. :P What would you say are your fave 3 dystopian books?

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  18. Oooh that's a tough one. Hunger Games is definitely up there. The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. :)

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