My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well. I’d tried to get a couple of different spooky Halloween-y reads — I’ve never read The Haunting of Hill House, and I’d like to re-read Rosemary’s Baby — but the waiting lists are long. It had been a while since I’d undertaken a classic so I picked up this little one-day read, also attractive because the self-appointed Thought Police are always trying to pull it off shelves.
I finished it a couple of hours ago, and good Lord. Especially bearing down on Election Day 2016, few things are as frightening as the breakdown of societal rules and the takeover of basest human nature. This book seriously creeped me out. I’m writing this at 2 a.m. because now I can’t sleep.
Maybe I’ll see if I can be thermonuclear radiation for trick-or-treat.
Bookshelves: allegory, classic, literature-with-a-capital-l, my-dystopia-utopia, psychology, philosophy, sociology, post-apocolyptic, heebie-jeebies, nobel-prize, banned-and-challenged
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