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In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:33:59 AM PDT
Cphe, what is funny is that when I first got my Kindle Lucifer's Hammer and Swan Song were the first rereads that I got! I enjoyed rereading them as much as I liked them the first time around. : )

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:27:35 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Hi Charlene - I was nearly going to add Lucifers Hammer but opted for The Postman instead!!

Posted on May 15, 2012 6:10:09 AM PDT
Also recommend Wool - The Omnibus.... A can't-put-downable, heart-stoppingly-achingly beautiful wonderful book
Dystopian, so it meets the criteria too

Posted on May 15, 2012 5:57:27 AM PDT
The Postman! I can't believe I didn't think of that one. Great book!

Also, Lucifer's Hammer-it's an oldy but a goody.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 5:02:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2012 5:03:25 PM PDT
Cphe says:
The Postman

Might be what you are looking for.

I second the rec for Swan Song - an excellent book

Posted on May 14, 2012 5:00:50 PM PDT
Jason W. Fox says:
I would recommend We. It was written by Yevgeny Zamyatin in the early 1920s.

Posted on May 14, 2012 4:49:57 PM PDT
When She Woke - set in dystopic USA where the Church controls the country - its a re-telling of the Scarlett Letter...I liked it up until about the last 50 pages, and it was like the author just quit where she was going with the storyline...up until then I enjoyed it

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:00:20 AM PDT
Thanks, Brendanstallard.
I am looking forward to reading The Chrysalids. : )

To stay on topic, I am surprised noone has mentioned The Stand

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 9:11:56 AM PDT
The Day Of the Triffids is a super book. Odd to read the class and sexism of then. Wyndham was definitely a posh toad. You have to ignore it a bit, but it's still a good read. The thought of the main protagonist yelling for his breakfast in a hospital, heh:)

The Chrysalids is another excellent idea, somewhat flawed in execution. It was made into a BBC radio play a good few years back and that was really well done. It'll get repeated one day.

brendan

Posted on May 14, 2012 6:52:33 AM PDT
Lindz says:
Are you looking for professionally published dystopian or indie dystopian? I can think of a few good titles for either.

Posted on May 14, 2012 5:22:05 AM PDT
I love when that happens G! : )

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 4:15:56 PM PDT
G. says:
@Charlene: I am pretty enamored with him right now. His writing is a bit ODD, but I can't seem to put it down?

Posted on May 13, 2012 4:14:00 PM PDT
I've not read any Patrick Ness, but I've heard him referred to in the past. So many authors, so little time. : )

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 4:12:05 PM PDT
G. says:
You are so well read Charlene! I am still kind of reeling from the 11/22/63 novel. I am reading:
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking)
It is the second book in a YA dystopian series I am reading (I got each book for 99 cents). To me, they rival the Hunger Games series. A bit more difficult of a read, but so far, pretty satisfying ;).

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 3:39:49 PM PDT
I read it last fall, G. I loved it! It was much better than any movie upon which it was based.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 12:55:50 PM PDT
G. says:
I bought that series last week and it is on my TBR list. He has a lot of reviews, most of which look very legit, and I am looking forward to reading it. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 12:55:06 PM PDT
G. says:
@Charlene: Have you read "I Am Legend"? You probably have, but if not, I highly recommend picking it up at 99 cents. Awesome book.

Posted on May 13, 2012 12:50:29 PM PDT
Dr. Amour says:
Wool - Omnibus Edition is an awesome read!!!

And Indie author, Hugh Howey, is in negotiations right now with Twentieth Century Fox to have it adapted to a movie!! :)

Posted on May 13, 2012 12:48:05 PM PDT
I liked it G! I read it last summer, I think. In a way it seems a bit dated but still a great story, imho.
I also picked up The Chrysalids by the same author.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 12:38:30 PM PDT
G. says:
@Charlene: I grabbed Day of the Triffids today because of all the recs I have seen on these fora. Yipppeeee!

Posted on May 13, 2012 12:36:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 12:37:03 PM PDT
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Posted on May 13, 2012 8:00:02 AM PDT
There is always 1984, of course ...

Posted on May 13, 2012 7:23:03 AM PDT
Mark says:
There's quite a few that don't have those teen aspects you mention. A bit harder to find these days, but if you look further back there are many classics. My favourite being:
I am Legend - link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005GQ5IA0/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 3:52:05 AM PDT
G. says:
@Daniel: Self-promotion isn't allowed here. Please go to the MOA forum.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 12:36:16 AM PDT
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