Why I’m Happy Reading Dystopian Novels

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No, I’m not a cruel robot propagating the idea that humans should be subservient to machines (OR AM I?). Simply put, reading dystopian novels makes me happy. Before you judge me, hear me out.

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Thoughts on Mockingjay Part 1

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I saw Mockingjay Part 1 last night. It wrecked me. That’s the best way to describe it. The brutalities of war, the pain and the suffering, and the psychological manipulation by the opposing parties were too real.

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The Genre Debate and Why it (Does)n’t Matter

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Many have heard of the genre versus literary fiction debate. It’s old news — not even news. So why should we still be interested in it?

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