Insatiability by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

The novel is a dystopian narrative set in a future where a new Asian empire has conquered Europe. The story follows a young Polish man who, while initially indulging in hedonistic pursuits, becomes increasingly disillusioned with the world around him. As the new empire introduces a mysterious substance known as Murti-Bing pills, which create a sense of contentment and indifference in the populace, the protagonist grapples with the loss of individuality and the erosion of human spirit in society. The narrative is a critique of totalitarian regimes and the dangers of mass conformity.

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Total Points: 144

Since this book was first published in 1930, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 144.0.

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