It’s that time again. The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Today’s topic is: Fictional Worlds I’d Rather Not Visit
Honestly, with the plethora of dystopian books out there, this shouldn’t be terribly hard, right?
Like… Panem from the Hunger Games. Unless you were in the capital (or possible districts one or two), it was a miserable place to be (well, until the end of the series, I suppose).
Or Dune! Really… who wants to live in a hot, arid, unpopulated desert?
What about the world in The Maze Runner? After the scorch, and with the flare infection running rampant? Yikes!
Even Narnia, at least in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, was pretty awful. Eternal winter is honestly my idea of Hell.
Or the world of The Giver… to live an emotionless life? True, we aren’t angry or hurt, but we also don’t love or feel happiness. You can’t have the good without the bad and the idea of that kind of life? No, thank you.
Or what about Camazotz from A Wrinkle in Time? The memory of that poor boy who dribbled his ball off beat broke my heart. Who wants to live under the control of It?
The funny thing is, though? The horrible worlds are fascinating to read about. I find that I really love dystopian books (well written ones, anyway). I suppose reading about those who overcome and work to make the world better it what it’s all really about, right?
What’s your idea of a fictional world where you’d never want to live?