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The Never-Ending Bookshelf

I was born with a reading list I will never finish.

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Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief)
Livia Blackburne
Empire of Shadows
Miriam Forster

1984

1984 - George Orwell, Erich Fromm Obviously this book is really good. It is a classic for a reason. I read the entire book in a single sitting and never got bored. The characters were well developed and sympathetic. I was really hoping this book lived up to the hype, and it did.

Many times throughout reading I would find myself imagining or comparing the story to the modern world. North Korea popped up a few times as did some aspects of the US and other countries.

I liked that the book didn't have the typical happy ending. So many of these books end with some unrealistic plot device where one person (or just a few people) change everything in a dystopian world. I liked that this book was more realistic about how difficult changing an environment like this would really be, and was so honest about what life would be like. It is very easy to imagine this world becoming reality and that makes the book even more frightening.