1984 no sorry its now 2084 the first book in the post of 2017

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Well the first book I got sent this year is from a writer I have reviewed before Boualem Sansal is an Algerian writer that has had his works banned and censored in his homeland. I reviewed Harraga Two years ago. This is of course an homage in a way to Orwell’s  great book 1984 and also a work  against all totalitarian regiemes here  in the future a country called Abistan after its spiritual leader a place where like in Orwell’s world every move is watch we find one man who is trying to find a new truth. What was your first book of 2017

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:40:35

    Hi now this was a book I enjoyed, happy reading

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 14:25:29

    I think we’ll pass over my first book because it was a non-fiction book and I didn’t think much of it! My first novel was The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow which I thought was wonderful, and my first translation of the year is Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen, a book of essays with recipes, by Igor Klekh, translated by Slava I Yastremski and Michael M Naydan (from Glagoslav Publications) – which was fascinating!
    I always think it’s so sad that these places that fought to get their independence from colonial powers end up being horrible repressive places that won’t let their authors publish…

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  3. Annabel (gaskella)
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 13:54:33

    I got a copy of this one in the post yesterday. Looking forward to reading it.

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  4. 1streading
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 14:29:54

    Like you, I read his previous novel and I’m looking forward to getting this one. (I also like a bit of dystopian fiction!)

    Reply

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