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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 5, 2016 - 11:09am

Is dystopia even a practical concept in a world thriving on individuality? In my work, individuality is sancrosanct to the point of ludicrousness: each one has their own idea of a utopia and therefore resisting actual issues people can agree on is futile.

And yet it seems like dystopians 1984 and
Brave New World base their differences on how infornation is treated.

Information is more an endless infinite thing, people dont notice because they are caught up in their personal lives.

Writing book two now, seeing where it goes.

I see it as Brave New World but less efficient and more mired in individual incompetence.

Side Note: Next book is a kids book. A hope in the darkness. I needed someone like Vella to stay around.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 5, 2016 - 12:35pm

Read The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin.

She deals with the idea of the individual in a utopia, as well as how ideas are nurtured or repressed.

And you can read the original Utopia by Thomas Mann. ... I think that's who wrote it....

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 5, 2016 - 2:37pm

I did it again. I hate this phone. Sew who? No its see.