by Agustina Bazterrica
Tender is the Flesh
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  • Fiction
  • 2020
  • Autor: Agustina Bazterrica
"Tender is the Flesh" is a dystopian novel by Agustina Bazterrica that takes place in a world where animals are extinct, and humans have resorted to cannibalism to meet their dietary needs. The story follows Marcos, a man who works at a processing plant that turns human beings into food products for consumption. As Marcos becomes increasingly desensitized to the horrors of his job, he begins to question the moral implications of his actions. His doubts are heightened when he comes into contact with a woman who has been bred specifically to be consumed as meat. Throughout the novel,...
Number of pages: ~ 224 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
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  • Fiction
  • 2022
  • Autor: Gabrielle Zevin
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" is a science fiction novel by Charles Sheffield that explores the potential consequences of advanced technology and artificial intelligence on human society. The story is set in the 22nd century, in a world where technology has advanced to the point where people can upload their consciousness into virtual reality environments after death. The main character, Joshua, is a brilliant engineer who is tasked with creating a virtual reality simulation of a 20th-century city as part of a research project. However, Joshua's personal life is complicated by the...
Number of pages: ~ 416 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

In the Time of the Butterflies
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  • Fiction
  • 1994
  • Autor: Julia Alvarez
"In the Time of the Butterflies" is a compelling novel by Julia Alvarez that follows the lives of the four Mirabal sisters - Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Dedé - who lived in the Dominican Republic during the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The story is based on real events and provides a unique perspective on the political turmoil and social injustice of the time. The novel begins with the youngest sister, Dedé, as the lone survivor reflecting on the tragic fate of her sisters, who became known as the "Butterflies" due to their code names in the resistance movement against...
Number of pages: ~ 338 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Toni Morrison
Beloved
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  • Fiction
  • 1997
  • Autor: Toni Morrison
"Beloved" is a haunting and powerful novel that explores the devastating legacy of slavery on the human psyche. Written by Toni Morrison, the book tells the story of Sethe, a former slave who has escaped to freedom but is haunted by the memory of her past. Sethe is haunted both by the horrors of slavery and by the ghost of her own child, who she was forced to kill to prevent her from being captured and returned to slavery. When a mysterious young woman named Beloved appears in her life, Sethe is forced to confront the painful truths of her past and the impact they have had on her present. ...
Number of pages: ~ 275 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Louis Sachar
Holes
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An entertaining book for children from 9 years of age. Read interestingly and for adults. The book is like a cocktail of realism, an adventure novel and a fairy tale. Therefore, it is interesting to read. The main character of Stanley immediately arouses sympathy in the reader. How cunningly the author conveyed the concept of karma))), I do not particularly welcome it, because I do not believe in it and do not consider it necessary to instill it in children who need to learn to be responsible only for their actions, and not for their great-grandfathers. But all the same, the book is amazing:...
Number of pages: ~ 233 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree
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  • Fiction
  • 1964
  • Autor: Shel Silverstein
'Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.' So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting...
Number of pages: ~ 64 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Lois Lowry
The Giver
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The Giver is a 1993 American young adult dystopian novel written by Lois Lowry, set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. In the novel, the society has taken away pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. In an effort to preserve order, the society also lacks any color, climate, terrain, and a true sense of equality. The protagonist of the story, a 12-year-old boy named Jonas, is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores...
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Frank Richard Stockton
The Lady or The Tiger
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  • Fiction
  • 1996
  • Autor: Frank Richard Stockton
A "semi-barbaric" king rules a land sometime in the past. Some of the king's ideas are progressive, but others cause people to suffer. One of the king's innovations is the use of a public trial by ordeal as "an agent of poetic justice", with guilt or innocence decided by the result of chance. A person accused of a crime is brought into a public arena and must choose one of two doors. Behind one door is a lady whom the king has deemed an appropriate match for the accused; behind the other is a fierce, hungry tiger. Both doors are heavily soundproofed to prevent the accused from hearing what is...
Number of pages: ~ 25 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
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  • Fiction
  • 1952
  • Autor: Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man is a novel by Ralph Ellison, published by Random House in 1952. It addresses many of the social and intellectual issues faced by African Americans in the early twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal identity. Invisible Man won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953, making Ellison the first African American writer to win the award. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Invisible Man 19th on its list of...
Number of pages: ~ 190 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by Stephen Crane
Maggie A Girl Of The Streets
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  • Fiction
  • 1893
  • Autor: Stephen Crane
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude. The work was considered risqué by publishers because of its literary realism and strong themes. Crane – who was 22 years old at the time – financed the book's publication himself, although the original 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. After the success of 1895's The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie was reissued in 1896 with considerable changes and...
Number of pages: ~ 112 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5