Category Archives: Fiction – Dystopia

A Review of Dave Eggers’ The Circle

This novel’s protagonist is the twentysomething Mae, who sometime in the not-so-distant future lands a job at The Circle – a tech giant that makes Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and so forth obsolete by combining all their functions into one – through … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks (by Jill)

  Yes, I’m serious. I actually finished The Bone Clocks. I wish I could say that I managed to take a picture of my copy while it was in Yosemite this weekend, but I didn’t. It wouldn’t have been a … Continue reading

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A Review of Lois Lowry’s Son (by Jill)

  Son was the longest of the books in The Giver Quartet, and by far the best of the series, in my opinion. It ties all of the prior books together and wraps things up pretty well, though there is … Continue reading

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A Review of Lois Lowry’s Messenger (by Jill)

  With Messenger, the worlds of The Giver and Gathering Blue finally begin to weave together. Kira’s friend Matt, now Matty, is the protagonist here, and it turns out that the community Kira’s dad came from is the one that … Continue reading

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A Review of Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue (by Jill)

Remember like a year ago when I read The Giver? Yeah, I thought not. For those of you who don’t remember, The Giver is a dystopian young adult novel in which a twelve year old named Jonas is chosen to … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Josh Weil’s The Great Glass Sea (by Jill)

I started writing this post on Thursday night at like ten o’clock at night, when I thought I had a good two hours of functional time left in my day. I underestimated what sitting on a raft floating on the … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam (by Jill)

I would have finished MaddAddam a lot faster if I hadn’t been camping last week. That’s okay. I didn’t mind spending more time with Margaret Atwood and her version of the future. I’m not sure that I’m going to end … Continue reading

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