genre: classics, play
A blind prophet predicts that a son will kill his father and marry his mother. After running from this fate, Oedipus realizes that the boy is him.
genre: classics, dystopian
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
Didn’t realize this was the first in a series… that I won’t bee reading. Lightning may strike me from the sky, but I don’t understand what’s so brilliant about this book.
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.
genre: “grotesque romance,” science fiction, classics
Synopsis from Goodreads
This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.
As I have resorted to audio books to get reviews done, I have learned that some books make better audio books than others. I’m afraid I’m going to have to find the time to actually read my copy of The Invisible Man as it does not make a good in the car book. If you daydream or focus on traffic for more than a sentence, you have to rewind or be lost for a few sentences until you can piece together what you missed.