Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Sleeper Awakes

by HG Wells
ISBN: 0803298188
Genre: Adult fiction

Written in 1897, this imaginative book explores what would happen to someone who fell asleep for two hundred years and woke up to discover the world has changed (not necessarily for the better), and that he is the owner of the whole world.

It's got action and it's also got philosophy. I enjoyed reading it and thinking about the implications of a society where everyone lived in the city, and everyone was used as unthinking labor.

I would recommend reading the preface and introduction.


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