Hey guys, I'm new to this sub.
I was just thinking about what I've read recently that aptly describes the reality of today. I think I found the trifecta of books that work in unison.
1st: George Orwell's 1984 - Describes a totalitarian, despotic state who's only drive is the aquisition of even greater power and the preserving of the status quo.
2nd: Aldus Huxley's A Brave New World - I havn't honestly read this one but I've read a few synopsis and it is essentially about control through distractions, entertainment and drugs.
3rd: Phillip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkley -
This one got me guys. I could relate with Archter unnervingly well. Society is addicted to drugs and is rotting from within. In the lust for profit corporations have stooped to the lowly level of drug dealers to get a society addicted to its product, and its cure.
All these things are totally relatable in the life of today and the now.
Heroin epidemic - substance D
Corrupt corporations exploitation - New Path
Corrupt government police state - Thought Police
Corrupt Main Stream Media - The Ministry of Truth
The Salvo that keeps people asleep... - Entertainment and distractions.
That's a pretty succinct view I believe. We always argue about who was right Huxley or Orwell but we forgot the human element.
Phillip K. Dick.
I really need to get around to reading A Brave New World lol.
"What are you guys thoughts of books that describe modern society and life"