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Dystopian novels—stories of the horrific future—are so common as to be almost forgettable. Here is a compilation of what I believe are the 16 greatest of the genre. I could happily list twice as many that are amazing, but these are the best.
In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge.
The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect with each other.
On Thursday we asked you what books have changed your life , and over 250 thoughtful comments later, it's clear you all have book shelves stuffed with meaningful tomes.
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives , also simply called Sum , is a work of speculative fiction by the neuroscientist David Eagleman . It is in press in 23 languages as of 2012 [update] . The Los Angeles Times described it as "teeming, writhing with imagination." [ 2 ] Barnes and Noble named it one of the Best Books of 2009. [ 3 ] [ edit ] Synopsis
If on a winter's night a traveler ( Italian : Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore ) is a 1979 novel by the Italian writer Italo Calvino .