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5 Mind-Bending Books to Read Before Wayward Pines Returns

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It takes a really great show to get me hooked like Wayward Pines did. Just when you think that life in this strange town is settling into normalcy the very last shot of the final episode reveals some deeply disturbing occurrences. I was completely sucked into this series the entire time and I ran out and bought all the novels by Blake Crouch the day after the series finale. Even after I finished those amazing reads, though, I found myself wanting more stories about futuristic, sci-fi, and dystopian communities just to keep me satisfied. I went on a hunt for new books in the same twisted vein as Wayward Pines but I found myself going back to classic books and short…

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Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

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Fans of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and other jailhouse dramas know that no one really wants to be imprisoned. Margaret Atwood challenges that assumption in The Heart Goes Last (Nan A Talese, September 29), a dystopian tale in which the protagonists can’t wait to play dress up in their orange prison boiler suits. Atwood’s first standalone novel since the publication of 2000’s Man Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin continues her set-in-the-not-so-distant-future Positron e-book only series, the last of which was published in 2013. At its core, The Heart Goes Last asks a provocative question: Would you trade your freedom for job security, a nice home and three solid meals a day? It’s an easy choice for Charmaine and Stan…

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