Dyspotia genre books (47)


A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
In a future where criminals rule the night, Alex, a vicious fifteen-year-old droog, is "redeemed" by the state.


All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimopulos EN

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This highly acclaimed contemporary Argentinian novel is the first in Giramondo’s Literature of the South series, featuring innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the southern hemisphere. It is translated from the Spanish by Australian translator Alice Whitmore. All My Goodbyes is a novel told in overlapping vignettes, which follow the travels of a young Argentinian woman across Europe (Málaga, Madrid, Heidelberg, Berlin) and back to Argentina (Buenos Aires, Patagonia) as she flees from situation to situation, job to job, and relationship to relationship. Within the complexity of the ... continue


Animal Farm by George Orwell EN

Rating: 4     62 Votes
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.


Blindness by José Saramago EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. Discover a chillingly powerful and prescient dystopian vision from one of Europe's greatest writers. A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with... continue

De geheugenpolitie

De geheugenpolitie by Yoko Ogawa NL

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
De bewoners van een eiland krijgen het steeds lastiger als steeds meer zaken vanwege staatswege verdwijnen.


Death in Spring : A Novel by Mercè Rodoreda EN

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Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Merce Rodoreda depicts the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town-burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town to discover if they will be washed away by a flood-through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.


Eseu despre orbire by José Saramago RO

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Eseu despre orbire este un roman cutremurător, o mărturie a neîncrederii autorului în societatea contemporană, incapabilă să-și gestioneze și să-și rezolve crizele. Într-un oraș anonim, populat de personaje fără nume, izbucnește o boală îngrozitoare ce provoacă orbirea. Fără o cauză aparență, în afară de cea morală, oamenii își pierd, unul cîte unul, vederea și barbaria se dezlănțuie. Unică reacție a politicienilor este represiunea, urmată în curînd de apariția lagărelor. Din motive necunoscute, o singură persoană scapă de flagel – so... continue


Faith Among Shadows by Malcolm Leal EN

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Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
Lying face down on the muddy jungle floor, with the taste of his own blood in his mouth, all Malcolm Leal could do was call upon the God of his great-grandmother. Florencia Martinez Hernandez raised Malcolm as her own son in a small fishing village on the northern coast of Cuba. Teaching Malcolm wisdom gleaned from the worn pages of her century-old Bible, Florencia spoke of a temple "promised to all people" and that there were men on earth who "walked with God." Most importantly, she taught him to rely on "her" God for everything. While on assignment for the Cuban Special Forces in the dense r... continue


I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Discover the haunting, heartbreaking post-apocalyptic tale of female friendship and intimacy set in a deserted world. Deep underground, thirty-nine women are kept in isolation in a cage. Above ground, a world awaits. Has it been abandoned? Devastated by a virus? Watched over by guards, the women have no memory of how they got there, no notion of time, and only vague recollection of their lives before. But, as the burn of electric light merges day into night and numberless years pass, a young girl - the fortieth prisoner - sits alone and outcast in the corner. Soon she will show herself to be t... continue