Reader name: Ramsey
Hometown: Dover, DE
Favorite genre: literary fiction, suspense, psychological thrillers, dystopian, post-apocalyptic
Favorite authors: Cormac McCarthy, George Orwell, Albert Camus
Favorite books: The Road, The Stranger, 1984, The Alchemist
While I do recommend the literary/dystopian “biggies” from the past few years (think: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games, The Passage and Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers), I figure most lovers of dystopian lit already have those on their to-be-read lists. More obscure is America Pacifica by Anna North, the post-apocalyptic story of a girl in search of her mother. (North described it as “literary sci-fi” in a BookPage interview.)
For a disturbing story about what happens when God returns to Earth at a time when the planet is on the brink of world war, turn to God is Dead by Ron Currie.
Finally, this is a big week for Americans who love 1984: Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, an ode to Orwell’s classic, is finally available to American readers.
What books do you think Ramsey should read, based on his list of favorites?
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