Last edited by Rii; 06-05-2012 at 05:42 PM.
The same is true for Animal Farm, I guess.
Eh. I understood both BNW and 1984 on an intellectual level - and the third in that dystopian trio would likely be We by Yevgeny Zamyatin - but for gut-wrenching, the first book that comes to mind is Burmese Days.
I recommend it solely on the basis that you'll want to finish the series and thus draw a line under it.
BNW reads like a critique of consumerism as a culture more than of totalitarianism as a mode of governance. At any rate.
I agree with this, a lot of the stuff that is famous to the book is actually really a small part of the book. I was surprised that it really is a escape romance novel set in a dystopian world with a little bit of social commentry in there. Its not what people think when they hear about it.
Two chapters of Catch-22 and all I could say is...... wat
Maybe I wasn't concentrating while I was reading it. I think I should get back on the last chapter.
Last edited by Voon; 07-05-2012 at 12:00 PM.
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Nothing To Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Ms. Barbara Demick.
This book is not available in local retails here for very obvious reason, but for whatever channels you obtain a copy of this book, the local authority doesn't give a damn. No stocking by local bookstores and they have done their work. Last week is the Golden Week associated with the Labor Day on 1st May, one of my friend visiting Hong Kong brought back this souvenir for me. It's the accounts of the interviews by Ms. Barbara Demick, a journalist with the L.A. Times newspaper, with North Korea's deflectors in South Korea, describing their lives back in North Korea. I am reading its first chapter, a deflected woman, who was a girl back then, talked about how she secretly dated a boy at nights by avoiding attentions from neighbors and their own families.
There was brief mentioning of the collapse of the North Korea's economy in the 1990s, which as Ms. Demick put it, was mainly the result of the termination of cheap oil supply from its big brother the USSR as a direct result of the downfall of the Soviet Union.