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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

TTT: Settings I don't ever want to visit thanks to a book

TTT: Settings I don't ever want to visit thanks to a book 

This is a tweak on today's topic, but I've previously created a list of places I'd like to visit due to descriptions in a book. See that list here. So today I am listing the opposite: places I don't want to visit.

Setting: Arrakis
Book: Dune by Frank Herbert
Reason: Dust and giant worms 

Setting: Moon Colony #2
Book: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Reason: The fake sun isn't working and the colony is forced to live in twilight

Setting: West Texas
Book: Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
Reason: Inhospitable landscape, dry and dusty

Setting: North Korea
Book: Without Your There Is No Us by Suki Kim
Reason: Complete governmental control over everyone's lives

Setting: The Amazon River
Book: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Reason: SNAKES (big ones) and curare-wielding natives

Setting: Small village in Nigeria
Book: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Reason: Women treated like second-rate citizens, not allowed a complete education. 

Setting: Aleppo
Book: The Cat Man From Aleppo by Irene Latham
Reason: War and devastation

Setting: Panem
Book: Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Reason: That the government would think that a game where 19 children die in competition with only one winner is a good idea.

Setting: Kamchatka (Siberia)
Book: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Reason: the remote setting in Northeastern Russia


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