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One of the greatest defining elements of culture is literature. The current world dangers and fears of emerging world have become very critical in publishing of dystopian novels. The novels mainly warn you about the future and many people are left to believe that they are scientific fiction. While this true, not all dystopian books are necessarily scientific fictions. Here are the best dystopian novels you must read. Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyThis novel is simply the best and shows a society that has been left inclining towards leaning thinking as well as self hedonism. The two concepts are considered taken rather too far and one person becomes the point that reflects irony in peaceful existence. The effect is that the society losses its cultural concepts such as religion, beliefs, honour and even art that define it. The utopia in this case comprises of people without sympathy, hope or even sense of future. Lord of the Flies by William GoldingA team of teenage boys get stranded in a desert island and start making an attempt to establish their own government. Even though the world without adults is considered by these boys to be ideal, it is indeed extremely dangerous than you can imagine. The boys finally disintegrate because of paranoia and start scheming against one another. This novel has won many awards and it remains one of best dystopian novels you must read.Dream Caster by Najeev Raj NadarajahThis novel is becoming very popular dystopian fictions for 2013. It tells the story of an orphan who gets lost in a mysterious post-apocalyptic world. The boy does not understand what really happens as he continues to grow. However, he starts to learn that it is possible to control his dreams in changing worlds fate and consequently save friends. This piece is so creatively written and a must read. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury This novel opens with Montag being a normal fireman that people call when they want to burn outlawed books. It strongly talks against the problem of societal dumbing down. This is done with special reference to TV entertainment and Hollywood pop culture. The effects of these cultures are brought out to be creation of a nation that is incapable of realizing need for human rights let alone fight for them. The novel is considered one of the best dystopian novels and seen not just as a fiction, but something that boarder reality. Armageddon’s Children by Terry BrooksThis is one of the best books by Terry and has a setting on post apocalyptic world which is estimated to be around 2100. The focus is for a remaining loner who is trying to fight demon onslaught as well as teams of street gang kids roaming in Seattle remains for survival. The fantasy is spawned from aftermath of apocalypse. It remains one of the best dystopian novels with readers indicating irresistible desire to reread it. Reading the best dystopian novels will revitalize your reading experience and truly expound your imagination. Do not wait anymore; get these books to get real fantasy. Remember that they are available in your best sellers outlets.
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