The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Book to Movie adaptation

I’m sure you can see it from the featured image; the aesthetics are completely different and while the amazing cover by Vintage is preparing us for a fascinating journey into uncharted literary territories, the movie poster seems to allude to a hyper-sexualised story about prostitutes (?) maybe. To be fair, the first cover was rather…

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian, Andy Weir, February 2014, Crown Publishing, Kindle edition An amazing read! This is a survival story…. In space! Please, take a moment and think about this. A survival story on Mars! That alone is worth all the space/scientific jargon. Some times I got lost in the information but I desperately wanted to understand…

Thought Police

About a month ago, my friends and I were talking about a recent trend of rewriting classics to meet our current politically correct reality. I have to say, I hate the need to have political correctness in our everyday life. The discussion was derived by the initiative of a scholar who wanted to stop Huckleberry Finn from…

Dystopian Mood

I was trying to understand why I love dystopias so much. I’ve come to the conclusion that they speak to me in a way that I can’t find in any other genre – or sub-genre. They dig deep into the subconscious need for freedom; the enslavement that is not recognizable in its present – realistic…