Deadly Ever After

No matter what genre you typically read, The Handmaid’s Tale drags you in and holds you. It forged a path for dystopian literature since, I believe, and I am certain that The Hunger Games would never have existed without it. Now I am amped to read it again!

Walworth sentiments

dystopia: n. an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad

There are books that wrestle with your insides. They twist upon themselves, cramping, writhing, peristalsing until a  peculiar taste rises into your mouth. It surprises you with its bitter, jagged notes…this doesn’t do it justice.  The taste defies description. It is distinct, like a memory, uniquely poised to pounce on you in an unguarded moment. The years pass. The details fade. But the taste of the story you can always recall, recommending it with a shudder, discussing it with other readers in knowing, reverent  susurrations. The adjectives communicating little. The tone, volumes. ‘Good’ takes on a different meaning. ‘Well-written’ means you cannot forget: Branded, as you have been, by a master misanthrope.

From my past, Animal Farm, is one such book. 1984 and Brave New World stir similarly. Seven Types of Ambiguity and  Rohypnol also…

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  1. Greetings!

    I’m hopping over from GUTGAA and visiting blogs. Nice to meet you…you have a lovely blog! Good luck with GUTGAA!

    Donna L Martin
    http://www.donnalmartin.com
    http://www.donasdays.blogspot.com

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Donna! Going to check out your blog now!
    Kristen

  3. The Hunger Games is more of a young adult version of Stephen King’s The Running Man blended with Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery (and the basic story goes back to at least the Roman Gladiator era!).

    Plot-wise, I favor The Handmaid’s Tale over any of the above.

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