Written Word Wednesday...


Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett - I love all things Pratchett and Discworld, so I didn't doubt for a moment that I would love this book. That being said it is such an amazing and hysterical book. It is lightly poking fun at the football hooligans from Great Britain, well okay kind of roughly shoving fun at the hooligans. The characters are lovably flawed as always, and the twists and turns are ridiculous and wonderful. We get to visit some of our old favorite characters and lots of new ones too. And if you listen to the audiobook it is read for you by the amazing Stephen Briggs, who wrote the discworld companion, so he knows the world inside out and upside down. Just read the book. You will love it. :) 


1984 by George Orwell - I started this today on audio book, because Greg Proops keeps talking about it on his podcast, Smartest Man in the World, and I can't remember if I ever read it. I still don't know if I have read it It seems familiar, but I think I may be confusing it with Fahrenheit 451. There is definitely something scary about the idea of the government controlling even your thoughts. I am pretty sure that this society is my nightmare. And how close are we coming. Yikes. It's dystopian and disturbing and intriguing in a horrible kind of way. It's also a classic, so read it. Big Brother says to. Speaking of Big Brother, check out Humanwine's song of the same name. Enjoy!! 




Comments

Diandra said…
I preferred "Brave New World" to "1984" - I think it was scarier because the people were so willing to embrace all the "changes" and the difference between the savage and the civilized people was so clear.

(And I love the last sentence.)
Toriz said…
That's one of the Terry Pratchett books I haven't read yet... I missed a lot of the newer ones. I plan to get them all though, so no worries. :)

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