If you have not watched MR ROBOT, I think you should. The second season just ended and it is a mind-warping experience. It is one of those shows that I am thankful for the internet. After each episode, I can find others online who are analyzing the show. I watch it, I love it, I am challenged by it, and I am confused by it. All is good.
It is the story of a computer hacker.
It is the story told from the mind of an insane person.
It is the story of paranoia.
It is the story of how a small group of people can alter the world’s economy forever.
It is the story of survival.
It is the story of madness.
I am a huge fan of the show. It also brings to mind a few authors I enjoy. So if you like MR ROBOT, I suggest you read (or probably have already read) the following.
- Franz Kafka — the original. Because of the change within but also the enduring madness and the paranoia of government powers.
- Philip K. Dick — the inner voices and the paranoia again. The descent into madness. Most any of his stories are acceptable here.
- Haruki Murakami — the blending of what is real and what is not. One of the world’s greatest authors. He has so many great novels, good one that has parallel worlds is HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE WORLD. It it an amazing book with two intertwined worlds within one another.
I am sure there are other writers who are creating novels and stories that would be great for this list.
If you haven’t seen MR ROBOT, I suggest you check it out.