Sunday, 16 December 2012

Featured Author - Peter Ackroyd



Ackroyd began his literary career as a poet before moving into fiction, and has also written imaginatively convincing biographies of TS Eliot, Dickens, Blake and Thomas More. He excels in the dual narrative - two voices

Saturday, 1 December 2012

20 Greatest Works of Dystopian Literature

Another example of my penchant for lists.  Dystopian or speculative fiction gives a view of where the author thinks society is heading, usually by depiction of the outcome in a futuristic setting.  The best enables us to look at our world in a new way.  A notable omission is Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.