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Middlemarch: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Reviews and Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)
Bert G. Hornback, George Eliot
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez
Jennifer Government - Max Barry A great example of how a well-conceived setting does not guarantee a well-developed story. Love the setting here (about time we get a dystopian vision of liberatarianism--there's room for more), but the story itself is not memorable.

That said, it's a generic defect of the dystopia that the story often involves the Good Individual trying to self-emancipate from the Evil Society, with the only variation as whether the failure to self-emancipate is total or partial. It's gets a bit old hat after a while. So, it's not exactly the fault of this novel that it follows the well-worn dystopian path.

Recommended for good setting & good politics.