Uncle Non

Location: Milwaukee, WI
In My Own Words:
I am an incurable (nor would I want to be cured) bookworm. I read fiction almost exclusively, and while I enjoy the 'classics,' for fun I still love reading science fiction and fantasy. Some of my favorite writers include Charles Dickens, R.A. Salvatore, and Frank Herbert.


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We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
I had more of a struggle plodding through this book than I have had with any book in years. I love dystopian novels--I've taught Brave New World, 1984, and The Handmaid's Tale in high school courses--and science fiction in general. Having heard that We inspired both Huxley and Orwell, I knew I had to read it. But for some reason, reading it was an experience completely devoid of pleasure for me. Instead, I got increasingly frustrated at the ambiguous language and the narrator's hopping from one topic to another. I don't know if the translation is to blame, but the language of the novel seemed very disjointed to me. And I've read translations of Dostoevsky, so I don't think it's just a… Read more