Best Dystopian Books of All Time For Adults Ranked

Classic Dystopian Novels For Adults

I am as you know a lover of Dystopian Fiction here is my definitive list of the best Dystopian books that all adults should read. I guess my fascination started with Brave New World at the age of 12, I didn’t fully understand it, and to be honest, I still don’t think it’s possible to grasp in its entirety as each time I read it I find a new message. Here is my list of classic dystopian books for adults.

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My Top 5 Dystopian Books of All Time


By George Orwell 

To satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites history to satisfy the Party line. As Winston writes more and more lies, he becomes enraged at the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who rebel against it. Despite Winston’s best efforts, he never escapes the fact that Big Brother is always watching…

1984 creates a world that is completely convincing from start to finish, creating a startling and haunting experience. The novel’s hold on the imaginations of entire generations, or its power to admonish-a strength that seems to grow not diminish over time-cannot be contested.

The Handmaid’s Tale

A book of such power, The Handmaid’s Tale will remain in the memory of the reader for a long time. Based in what was formerly the United States but has now been renamed the Republic of Gilead, it describes life in a monotheistic state that has reverted to and surpassed the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. Women and men in the population of the regime are subjected to bizarre consequences as a result of taking Genesis at its word.

Brave New World 

A fireman named Guy Montag works for the fire department. He destroys the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the homes where they are hidden. It is a familiar story for Montag—he doesn’t question the destruction and ruin he creates with his actions, and his bland life and wife Mildred, who is always watching television. But when he meets Clarisse, a particularly eccentric neighbour, who introduces him to a past in which people lived in peace and a present in which one views the world through books instead of mindless chatter, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.
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