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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Fictional Worlds I’d Rather Not Visit

It’s that time again. The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Today’s topic is: Fictional Worlds I’d Rather Not Visit
Honestly, with the plethora of dystopian books out there, this shouldn’t be terribly hard, right?
Like… Panem from the Hunger Games. Unless you were in the capital (or possible districts one or two), it was a miserable place to be (well, until the end of the series, I suppose).
Or Dune! Really… who wants to live in a hot, arid, unpopulated desert?
What about the world in The Maze Runner? After the scorch, and with the flare infection running rampant? Yikes!
Even Narnia, at least in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, was pretty awful. Eternal winter is honestly my idea of Hell.
Or the world of The Giver… to live an emotionless life? True, we aren’t angry or hurt, but we also don’t love or feel happiness. You can’t have the good without the bad and the idea of that kind of life? No, thank you.
Or what about Camazotz from A Wrinkle in Time? The memory of that poor boy who dribbled his ball off beat broke my heart. Who wants to live under the control of It?
The funny thing is, though? The horrible worlds are fascinating to read about. I find that I really love dystopian books (well written ones, anyway). I suppose reading about those who overcome and work to make the world better it what it’s all really about, right?
What’s your idea of a fictional world where you’d never want to live?

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    1. “A Wrinkle in Time” had a few bad places… remember the world that was two dimensional?

    1. The movie was really awful, though Kyle MacLachlan was nice to look at. I just checked IMDB (to see the spelling of his name) and saw they’re remaking it for a 2020 release (with Jason Momoa!).

    1. I could have done a couple dozen more … YA in particular has a bunch!! I nearly mentioned “The Walking Dead”, but I’m honestly a little intrigued by the ZA.

  1. The only reason I’d go to Narnia was Mr. Tumnus was James McAvoy. Yes, I’d go there to pet him. As for Dune and the endless winter in Narnia, no thanks. Good post. 🙂

    1. I think Narnia after the witch was all right … I mean, it had its troubles. I wasn’t a big fan of what was going on during the “Prince Caspian” days either, but all-in-all a pretty nice place. LOL, re: James McAvoy.

  2. I totally agree with you on that last bit. THIS is what fiction is meant for – to help us discover other possibilities and give us a gentle reminder to appreciate the world we do inhabit!
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  3. Zombies. ANY world in book or movie with zombies is a major turn off. Won’t read them or watch them.
    I wouldn’t want to live in the world of Krull. Saw the movie, read the book — I think the movie was better. But again, a big hugebutt spider! and the one-eyed guy, though nice, was creepy. I liked Lyssa’s dress though.

  4. I really need to watch or read The Hunger Games, because it came up a lot with this question. I get the gist of it, and it really doesn’t sound like a world you’d want to visit.

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