Surviving in the Earth’s last wildlife area: The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (book review)

The New Wilderness caught my eye when it was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. I watched the online awards ceremony during lockdown and I remember being intrigued by the theme of the book ... sounded like a dystopia I would very much enjoy. Sometimes you just gotta' trust your intuition, don't you?

What happens after wiping out humanity: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (book review)

There's something bittersweet about finishing a series of books. The bitter part is that the story ended (for good) and there's no "next book" to get to. However, the sweet part is the closure, the conclusion of the journey, and the "freedom" to get to the next stories that await. That's what I felt during … Continue reading What happens after wiping out humanity: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (book review)

What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

July is here! It's a time of celebrations - my birthday and our wedding anniversary are the highlights of the month 🥳 Plus the excitement of the upcoming summer holiday in August ☀️  Let's get to the bookish side of life! July seems to be all about dystopian stories, with a touch of fantasy. Finishing … Continue reading What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

When remembering is a sin: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (book review)

The Memory Police tells the daunting dystopian story about an island controlled by... guess who?! The Memory Police. They are in charge of what people remember, what objects are burnt and forgotten, what beings and plants disappear. However, there are some people, the outlaws, who do not forget...

Dystopia on genetically engineered humans and animals: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (book review)

Oryx and Crake is a cautionary tale about genetic engineering that touches on very contemporary topics. There's even a pandemic in the story, and some quotes seem taken from today's newspapers. Quite impressive, taking into account the story was written 20+ years ago.

A dystopian social experiment – would you exchange freedom for stability? : The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (book review)

After reading "The Handmaid's Tale", I was curious to read other books by Margaret Atwood. Out of the numerous books written by Atwood, I chose "The Heart Goes Last" - a bizarre dystopian story about a social experiment.

Dystopian spotlight on women: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (book & TV series review)

Women's position in society has been a long-debated topic, starting from women's rights to wage inequality and discrimination. It is also the leitmotif of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, a dystopian novel about a society where fertility is a major issue and fertile women, called handmaids, are obliged to give birth for rich families. WanderBook in … Continue reading Dystopian spotlight on women: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (book & TV series review)