Jul 14, 2008

Thomas M. Disch: suggestions?

Thomas M. Disch passed away this 4th of July. I hear I should add at least one of his works to The Big List. Is anyone familiar with his novels? Which one/s should I pick up, which have the most dystopian bent?

5 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Right after I saw that he passed away and posted the comment on your other post, I looked up some of his work.

"Camp Concentration" and "334" were the two that jumped off his resume. I may try to read one or both sometime this week.

downtown guy said...

Yeah, I'm thinking Camp Concentration may be the winner.

Lantzvillager said...

Both of those are good but I would suggest you look at The Genocides - one of my favorites and it fits well into your Dystopic path.

"Disch's brief 1965 novel finds Earth's cities demolished and the surface overrun by a species of alien flora that grow as high as 600', which are draining off the world's water supply and threatening human existence. A Midwest farmer and small group, however, are devising a plan to do a little weeding."

JRSM said...

"Camp Concentration" and "334" are both good choices, with "Camp" probably better by a nose.

downtown guy said...

Thanks! That's exactly the kind of suggestion I'm looking for.