Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
Delirium, Lauren Oliver. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. 480 pps.
Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. 375 pps.
Requiem, Lauren Oliver. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. 432 pps.
Lauren Oliver is on Twitter (tm) as https://twitter.com/OliverBooks
The Delirium Trilogy opens in Portland, Maine. It is a city that the author appears to have intimate familiarity with. I recognized it. That Lauren Oliver was able to re-create a Portland in her trilogy [albeit a dystopian Portland] made me warm up to the writing immediately. She displays the same knowledge of all of the geographical locations she uses in her books. And I like that. A sense of place adds depth to any story.
In the trilogy, love is a disease. There is big government, censorship, messing with brains, and dictates that must be followed on a very large scale. Some readers may only be interested in the love story. But there is much more here than that.
~ Less Government, More Fun ! ~
sapphoq reviews says: Although the Delirium Trilogy was written for teens, there is much in these books for astute adults to love. Fans of Veronica Roth [yes, I am!] will love this very different view of a dystopian world. Highly recommended.