Not all that is hidden is lost: Metronome by Tom Watson (book review)

Metronome by Tom Watson caught my interest because it is about an unusual imprisonment situation. From the description is sounded spooky, adrenaline-rushing, and totally captivating - it did not disappoint! Metronome in a nutshell Aina and Whitney are in prison, for 12 years. Their prison does not have any locks or barred windows, but a … Continue reading Not all that is hidden is lost: Metronome by Tom Watson (book review)

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)

Dystopia – my favourite genre?! 10 dystopian books I read

Margaret Atwood said that dystopian stories are like a signpost saying "bad future ahead if you go this way" - I love this metaphor! And dystopia seems to be one of my favourite genres, based on my recent reads. Here are 10 dystopian books that I enjoyed reading, in a random-aesthetically-pleasing order πŸ™‚

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.

Back to Gilead, the land of Handmaids and Aunts: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (book review)

If you enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale, then The Testaments is definitely a must-read. And if you haven't read The Handmaid's Tale, maybe it is time to read both books and see for yourself how Atwood build a frightening world using puzzle pieces collected from the reality around us.

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.

What happens when bees go extinct: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde (book review)

Earlier this year, during a small talk at the office (yes, it was a long time ago), I first heard of "The History of Bees". The enthusiasm of my colleague had already convinced me to read the book, and I prioritized it after finding out that it tackles climate change issues. Fiction + climate change = a book I definitely want to read as soon as possible!