Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Possible Dystopia Tales Based on 2020?
I can now imagine that the pandemic will be the subject of future dystopian novels as well as personal memoirs, though I can assure you I likely won't be one of those writing such things. And depending on future circumstances and what mood I am in, I may not be eager to read such things should they surface.
Yeah, where are the zombies and the aliens?
I must admit reading dystopia during this time seemed a little scary at first, when the lockdown began. But since two reading prompts I had this year were a Stephen King novel and a book over 1000 pages, I chose to read The Stand at the end of March, since it was already at home. Now one of my summer reading prompts is "a pandemic or outbreak" and I plan to read The Passage by Justin Cronin, another book already at home. And I just ordered Wilder Girls by Rory Power from Amazon. This one is about a quarantine. I had been hearing so much about this one that I wanted to read it.