City of Endless Night

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bobfite
bobfite
Thu, 13 May 2010 20:50:38 +0200

I read this some tme ago. I found that given when it was written, it is an amazingly presecient look at what was going to be WWII. Found it to be quite interesting and well worth the time to read.


Hadrien
Hadrien
Mon, 07 Jul 2008 16:40:54 +0200

Very interesting review carandol, I'll read this book and add it to my Utopia/Dystopia list too !


carandol
carandol (1 book)
Sat, 05 Jul 2008 17:12:25 +0200

I'm totally amazed that I've never heard of this book before. Written in 1920, it's a dystopia which prefigures many of the ideas in more well-known books such as Brave New World and 1984. I'd be very surprised if Huxley and Orwell hadn't read it. The book is set in the 2150s. In the past of this world, the era following the First World War was the Era of the League of Nations, a time when the democracies of the world faced off against the communist dictatorships. But then, in 1986, a resurgent… (more)