Monday, July 04, 2011

Books Read in 2011: "Scorch" by A. D. Nauman



I don't know if it would be correct to say that I enjoyed this book. I was unnerved by it, shaken by it, and disturbed by it. Oh, it's really good, don't get me wrong, but it's a well-observed, well-written bit of dystopian near-futurism that hit a little close to home. More so as I read it as a PDF on my fancy-shmancy new iPad, wondering, page after page, if I was just another mindless consumer, as numbed and oblivious as most of the secondary characters in the book.

What I would love to say is that I am immediately going to rush out and read everything out by Ms. Dr. Nauman, but I can't find anything else. This would appear to be her only published book, novel or otherwise. A shame, and something that I hope changes one day.

(Corrected Dr. Nauman's title. Unless there is more than one A. Nauman teaching at Northeastern Illinois University.)