I have recently seen CalculatorUser put some amazing reads on here (Thank you so much) , so I got inspired to make a post about a recent read I had that I really enjoyed!! :)
So anyway, I recently read Lord of the Flies, a novel written by William Golding, and I am pretty sure many of you have read it before but for those of you who haven't I really recommend this book. Yes, it is a Utopian novel but it really displays the faults and flaws in human nature and how it can lead to evil and barbarism.
If you choose to read this novel and finish it, let me know whether you liked it or not. :)
also, if you guys have any interesting reads, let me know because I am looking for some new books to read, as I am currently finishing up 1984 by George Orwell.
Yes, I know this classic book. I am saving it later this year for my book analysis.
I recommend this science fiction book by a foreign author. Barack Obama during the last years of his term in office bought and read the book, and he thought it was amazing.
The book is called the Three-Body Problem, based on a real life unsolved math problem.
It explores theories on if we are alone in this universe, and questions are progress in technology. This is a book for mature people though, as it contains some math concepts and historical events that are usually learned in the later years of education.
This book is amazing, as it was the first book I read where humanity is a primitive civilization compared to other alien civilizations, contrast to star wars and star trek.
The science is realistic, yet fantastic at the same time. This book is the first book of the three-book trilogy.
Sounds pretty interesting to me!
I'll definitely read it :)
Thank you CU.
I enjoyed both 1984 by George Orwell and Lord of the flies by William Golding.
Another that I read a very long time ago and I would thoroughly recomments is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
It is written in a similar era to 1984 and it also looks at a possible future society. (1984 was first published in 1949)
Huxley could not envisage this era of computers since this book was first published in 1932, but if you use your imagination you can see that some of his ideas have come to pass. Not all of them of couse, but some.
A book that Chris and I have both thoroughly recommended in the past is
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Of Mice and Men also by John Steinbeck.
I do not think these books are hard to read but if you are into 'commentaries' on societies these books are very interesting and very thought provoking.
I am classing Brave New World and 1984 also as commentaries of alternative socieites. Difference is, John Steinbeck's societies are not ficticious.
Melody I'm reading Mice And Men by John Steinbeck in ELA/English this year.
I expect you will appreciate it. I read it a very long time ago but it made a big impact on me.
I will definitely check them out! including the other books you stated down below as well
If you are into slightly heavier going big books. That have a social/historical fsemi-actual aspect then I would thoroughly recommend
James A. Michener
Hawaii and Alaska were both really good.
The middle one third of Centenial is the best book I have ever read! The beginning and the end were a bit slow but the middle was brilliant!
Tai-Pan by James Clavell was also a really good read. I also enjoyed King Rat by James Clavell and as I recall it was only a little book.
Just finished re-reading "1984" myself.....a real "dystopian" novel
If you like this sort of thing, check out "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
[ "Animal Farm" by Orwell is good, too !!! ......available at Project Gutenberg - Australia free of charge !!!!]
believe it or not i was at the book store for 4 hours looking around for books,,,and i ended up with LOTS of choices however my top two favorites were 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 so I was just deciding between those two for like half an hour because they both seemed so interesting to me!
I ended up choosing 1984, but I am MOST definitely gonna read Farhenheit 451 soon... LOL :)
and yes I agree Animal Farm is pretty good, I have to say... it's probably one of my favorite books so far!