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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:50 AM

7. Interesting review. I haven't read the books but I was intrigued by the premise and have them

 

on reserve at the library.

Regarding the reviewer's final comment about the direction the author takes in the second book --
can you think of any satisfying utopian novel, where the utopia is not ultimately a dystopia, or else is portrayed so unrealistically you can't believe in it (I'm thinking of stuff like 'Looking Backward' here -- though maybe it seemed realistic to earlier audiences, being as it was pretty popular).

I can't think of any, but there should be something.

Also, do you (or others) find anything troubling in the popularity of dystopian fiction among young people? I seem to recall there have been a couple of fairly popular YA dystopian works in the last few years but I can't recall the titles.

Does it signify something about either kids or writers?

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LineLineLineNew Reply Interesting review. I haven't read the books but I was intrigued by the premise and have them
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