I love dystopian novels, and tragedy in general. Good art is when you make the reader suffer, but even better art is when you invent a whole new world to put that suffering into context such it will have a full blow.
1984 by George Orwell will always be my one, true, dystopian love. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is also really good. Okay din yung Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
For contemporary novels, the ones by Max Barry are really niceas well. Di siya sikat(Australian writer siya, actually sa sobrang underrated niya friend ko siya sa fb lol) pero very witty and intellectual ang style niya with black humor, he writes mostly on Consumerism. I have read Jennifer Government and Company palang and both are really good and innovative especially Company, kaso mahirap humanap ng copies.
I also liked Hunger Games. Actually, kaya lang nagbasa ng YA genre dahil sa Hunger Games kaso wala padin ako nakikitang makakatalo sa Hunger Games. Hindi naman original si Suzanne Collins, actually, madami nang lumabas na ganitong story especially in Japan kahit na sabihin niyang Greek Tragedies ang inspiration niya, di nga din ganon ka-coherent yung plot niya, pero it is still entertaining and, despite these nuances, able to touch you from within. Kumbaga may kurot padin.
My next reads:
Brave New world by Aldois Huxley
The Iron Heel by Jack London
Actually kahit sa movies, I have a thing for dystopian stories, but that's a different topic na so stop na ako dito hehe!