Monday, March 26, 2007

Nobody can read just one

So, you have finished F451. Are you hungry for more? (Honestly, Guy Montag would not want you to stop with just one book.) If you are looking for more anti-utopian novels or just great titles that illustrate the power of the written word, then you should check out the following books.

1984 by George Orwell
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Ex-Libris by Ross King
The Librarian by Larry Beinhart
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Bookwoman's Last Fling by John Dunning
334 by Thomas M. Disch
We by Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
The Destruction of the Books by Mel Odom
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
Smoke Screen by Marianne Macdonald
The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (a personal favorite)

3 comments:

Paula said...

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is another book that might belong on this list. It is a children's book about a man who can actually bring books to life when he reads them aloud!

Hogeye said...

Two of my favorite dystopian books were not on the list:

Anthem - by Ayn Rand
Logan's Run - by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson

Hogeye said...

Two of my favorite dystopian books were not on the list:

Anthem - by Ayn Rand
Logan's Run - by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson

This event is part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.