dystopian novels

Semester is finally complete and now I can read and work on manuscrpts. Ironic that I am thinking about Spring 2012 semester and the novels I want to study in my novels course. But I’ve been reading dystopian novels which is also what I think the House of Two Bears/Otherworlds project might be heading.

But it began with Bradbury and then moved on to Orwell and now I’m reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Burgess’ book is coming in the mail–thanks to D. There are many others but these each have similarities of focus on literacy and language. Also war and governmental control.

Anyway, here’s my quick list for next Spring intro to the novel:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

1984 by George Orwell

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (dystopian thoughts here too I think)

A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson

possibly also

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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john paul jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo’s debut story collection The House of Order was named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and his most recent work Little Mocos is now available from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read. He is currently a professor of composition and literature at Lincoln Land College-Springfield, Illinois.

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