My Top Great Fiction Books
Fiction books are the most enjoyable and marvelous genre of literature. Do you agree with me? What personally do you like in such types of books?! As for me, I like interesting enjoyable stories. And of course, I always adore reading stories in books where is a complete development protagonist. Such literature is about new experiences that I would never have before (and maybe I will never have). It`s so exciting that I have this chance to get along other with life and develop myself with these books. What’s important in your top 5 books?
2 Anti-Utopia Fiction Books
Book by Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Brave New World is an adorable book that I recommend everybody read. This novel was written almost 90 years ago as a dystopia. And you know what? This described the real world in the book as being so real now.
Briefly about the plot. The story of this book is about a place where all people are happy. Do you want to live in our world without sadness? Then you must read this book. This is an unusual book for the genre of anti-utopia. The more you read, the more you see something bigger than the usual plot.
The novel explores themes of individual freedom versus control, the dangers of technology and mass conformity, and the consequences of a society that prioritizes pleasure and efficiency over morality and humanity. It is considered a classic of dystopian literature and is still widely read and studied today. Many critics have praised the novel for its prescience and ability to make readers question their values and beliefs.
Huxley’s writing is sharp, incisive, and often darkly humorous, and his descriptions of the dystopia he envisions are both chilling and all too believable. The novel’s themes of individual freedom versus control, the dangers of technology and mass conformity, and the consequences of a society that prioritizes pleasure and efficiency over morality and humanity are all still relevant today.
I recommend – 10/10.
Book by Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
This book must be read if you want to read classics in the genre of dystopia. You will find in this book everything about freedom, mankind, and human psychology. Fahrenheit 451 is the basis of almost all popular dystopias in the world. The novel is father of all next generation of fiction dystopias
What do I like in this book? There are changes in the main character, and he grows up inside, which makes this story very exciting.
Briefly about the plot. Like all genres of dystopia books, this history is about a dictatorship country. But in this world, the most dangerous enemy is the book. Wiping out all types of literature is the main task of leaders in this country. They can do this or not, you know, after finishing a story.
I recommend – 8/10.
Books that change your thinking
The Winter of Our Discontent
Books by John Steinbeck – always in my top. But this book is the most favorite.
I will be honest; it is very difficult for me to choose books by John Steinbeck. I adore this author and can recommend all his books, but I proffered this story because of something very special for me. This book gives you hope, the reason to fight even if you feel that you lost your last chance for saving.
Briefly about the plot. The story is about some guy who comes back after the war, lost his money and now tries to survive, and pay the bills of the family. Yes, the plot is easy and I can say, this is not something special. But Steinbeck had always something, even in a simple story. That’s why here you will find deep thoughts about moral choice. What you can do for your family? What are more important moral principles or prosperity? And what do you do if you did a wrong choice?! In any case, you will find something that makes you think.
I recommend – 10/10
Book by Voltaire: Candide ou l’optimisme
“Candide” is a satirical novel written by French Enlightenment writer Voltaire. The story follows the adventures of the young and naive Candide, who is expelled from his idyllic home and travels the world, encountering a series of disasters and misfortunes. Through Candide’s experiences, Voltaire satirizes the optimism espoused by the philosophers of the Enlightenment, particularly Leibniz’s theory of “optimism” which claimed that this is the best of all possible worlds. The novel also critiques religious and political institutions and war. Despite its serious themes, the novel is also known for its humor and wit.
Briefly about the plot. “Candide” is widely regarded as a masterpiece of satire. The novel’s wit and humor, as well as its sharp commentary on the excesses of religion, politics, and war, have made it enduringly popular. The character of Candide, with his naive optimism and his ability to find humor in even the direst situations, serves as an effective lens through which to view the absurdity of the world.
Overall, “Candide” is a thought-provoking, entertaining, and well-written novel that is sure to delight readers of all ages. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in satire, philosophy, and the Enlightenment.
I recommend – 8/10.
Book by Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose is a historical mystery novel by Italian author Umberto Eco, first published in 1980. Set in an Italian monastery in the 14th century. It was a bestseller in Europe and the United States. The book was later adapted into a film in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Sean Connery.
Briefly about the plot. The story follows the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville as he investigates a series of murders in the abbey. Set in an Italian monastery in the 14th century, the story follows the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who investigates a series of murders in the abbey. The novel is a mix of historical fiction, semiotics, and religious themes.
Umberto Eco’s writing is rich and evocative, immersing the reader in the 14th-century monastery setting and bringing the characters to life. The story of William of Baskerville’s investigation into the murders is a clever and well-crafted mystery, with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the end. The Name of the Rose is a masterfully written, intelligent, and engaging novel that is highly recommended to readers who enjoy historical fiction, mysteries, and thought-provoking literature. And the most important – it`s easy for reading.
I recommend – 8/10.