Fixed Navigation Bar

Friday, April 24, 2009

Literary Gloom and Doom

As pundits debate the meaning of the global economic crisis and its consequences for the future, London’s Guardian newspaper reminds readers that the end of the world is a common theme in literature. For those who wish to explore such books, the newspaper offers a somewhat difficult quiz ("Literary Apocalypses," April 22, 2009).

If you want some reassurance that things could be worse, try these books:

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov


Don’t Miss . . .

Stock up on some reading. Visit these upcoming book sales:

Centreville Regional Library. April 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April 26, noon – 6 p.m.

Chantilly Regional Library. April 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., April 26, noon-3 p.m.

City of Fairfax Regional Library. April 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; April 26, noon-3 p.m.

George Mason Regional Library. April 30, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; May 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; May 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; May 3, noon-5 p.m.

Kings Park Library. April 30, 1 p.m.

Reston Regional Library. April 24, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; April 26, noon-5:30.

No comments: