The Trial

the trial book review

The Trial Book Review & Book Learning

Author: Franz Kafka

Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Absurdist Fiction, Paranoid Fiction

Favorite Character: Josef K.

It’s written by the German-language writer, Franz Kafka. Prior to his death, he asked his friend to burn unread all his work. His friend overrode his wishes and published most of the things and because of him, we are getting a chance to read his work.

What Should I Read Next?

5 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. His writing style has made his name synonymous with the strange nightmarish events or in short Kafkaesque events. If that is something that gives you some push to read it.
  2. You like strange stories where nothing goes straight.
  3. You like stories where you feel like you are still in a dream. Anything can happen here!
  4. You are looking for a similar dystopian fiction book like 1984.
  5. You like the courtroom drama. Just remember, it won’t be the one we see in our day to day life. It’s a Kafkaesque. (You know what it means now!!!)

Best Quote

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

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Brave New World

Brave New World Book Review

Brave New World Book Review & Book Learning

Author: Aldous Huxley

Genre: Dystopian Fiction

Favorite Character: Bernard Max

It’s written by the English writer,  Aldous Huxley, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. This book was published in the year 1931 and had been banned in many countries.

What Should I Read Next?

5 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. If you love dystopian novels, this one is a must.

  2. If you want to know how you can achieve a perfectly happy world. How is a world like that governed?

  3. If you want to know how to eliminate the concept of God from a civilized world.

  4. What if everyone belongs to everyone else and there are no relations like mother, father, wife, lover etc.

  5. You want to see an example of extreme mental manipulation or mental conditioning. How can it be done and what will happen in the end?

Best Quote

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

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1984

1984 Book Review

1984 Book Review & Book Learning

Author: George Orwell

Genre: Dystopian Fiction

Favorite Character: Big Brother

It’s written by the English writer,  George Orwell, who is considered as a great writer by most of the book lovers. This book was published in the year 1949 and is still in the list of best books of all time.

What Should I Read Next?

6 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. Love of dystopian novels. It is no doubt one of the best.

  2. To live a different kind of fear. With every sentence, a chilly shuddering feeling will take possession of you.

  3. To understand why freedom is the most important thing.

  4. To know whether you can betray someone you love.

  5. This book gave rise to so many conversational words like Big Brother, Memory Hole, Thoughtcrime.

  6. This book is going to tell you how to form a language that leaves you with no words to express what you feel or to be able to read any old books. In short, a way to control the masses.

 

Best Quote

“War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.”

What was your reason for reading this book? Let us know in the comments.

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