10 pages tagged with "novel"
This book is fantastic and frightening but entirely plausible. It doesn’t seem scientifically possible, but its characters are living people shaken out of the civilization they know into the horror of a world dominated by “triffids”.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the books, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her “television family.”
Momo is a fairytale that shows the fight between good and evil in our contemporary society, focusing on the lack of time to care for other people.
Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse. It has established itself as a true classic.
The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island, and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.