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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

This Perfect Day

This Perfect Day - Ira Levin This should probably be the dystopia classic, it's a lot more gripping than 1984. Plus, there's something more disturbing about being content with your dystopia instead of fearing it--like it is here and in Brave New World. They have a lot of similarities, but the plot overall is entirely different. I think everything is far more controlled in this novel, everything has a specific day, they only eat one kind of food, etc etc. This novel is truly brilliant. I think the best thing is how well crafted the world is, there really isn't any sort of loopholes for anyone, and that's the scary part. Every single part of the world is controlled, even the ones that aren't controlled by Uni are still playing into Uni's plan. Thinking out a dystopia system that works that flawlessly isn't an easy thing (if it was, we'd probably see a lot more of it).I recommend it for anyone who likes dystopias.copy provided by netgalley. Thanks!