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Bleaky Humourous, Disturbingly Prophetic,
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This review is from: The Futurological Congress (From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy) (Paperback)
This 1971 offering from Polish author Stanislaw Lem mixes black humour, absurdism, and social satire brilliantly in a short novel that will make you laugh at times, and make you think always.
The Futurological Congress follows one of the adventures of character Ijon Tichy as he is caught up in a chemical attack. The book provides satire on both the social move towards a "chemically corrected society" where we use different drugs to fix any kind of problem we encounter, and a more subtle commentary on Lem's perception of the idiocy and deceit of government.
An excellent book that could be described as Huxley meets Dahli, definately worth reading!