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    The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu

    So, i had forgotten that this was a thing that I had wanted to watch and finally gave it a shot last night, because I have exhausted my patience for the game and was Youtube'd out.

    Over the years, I've read the book at least a half dozen times. Other than a few issues that I had with casting, it seems to cover the storyline fairly well. If I didn't have to paint a couple rooms over the next few days, i could see me binge watching the rest of the episodes.

    it's easily one of my top dystopian favorites for using the concept that people can be so easily be enslaved when all of their assets are frozen electronically. *poof* You no longer have any money or a job. Now do as we say.

    I'd like to see a remake of 1984, F 451, and Soilent. Hopefully this starts a trend.
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    All of those are excellent tales of dystopia and feel rather familiar with the world we live in today. You might also want to check out another tale of a dystopian future in Brave New World .

    I really enjoyed 1984 and am suprised that a reboot hasn't been made of it yet. I guess I'll just continue watching the news and living life for my dystopian fix.

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    If I don't take my soma how am I going to love Big Brother?
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    Sounds like someone needs to go on a "soma holiday."
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    I've read Brave New World. It was decent, although I'd choose a few others over it.

    I'd have to go:

    1. 1984
    2. Handmaid
    3. The Giver series
    3b. Soylent (Make room make room)
    4. Divergent
    5. Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
    6. Champion/Prodigy/Legend by Marie Lu
    7. The Hunger Games
    8. The Maze Runner series
    ..BNW.

    Just personal preference.

    I agree about dys books matching today's times. I RE-read 1984 right before the election primaries and during them, I kept thinking, "This feels awful familiar."
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    Lots of good reads but BNW was the original
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    I took a soma holiday, it did not end well.

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    Atlas Shrugged.

    But on a serious note, I'd add Harry Potter as #1 to that top 10 list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xSalemx View Post
    Atlas Shrugged.

    But on a serious note, I'd add Harry Potter as #1 to that top 10 list.
    That was just a dystopian list. I would consider Harry more Fantasy?

    I only made it to book 4 of HP before dropping out. My daughter loves the series though.

    I'm more of a Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time or David Endings Belgariad type of guy for fantasy.
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