“2034” by Bruno Beaches at a Glance
So far, the new genre of pandemic writing has witnessed works born in the time of the pandemic and showed how the pandemic had affected people’s lives. There have been writings coming from the domestic space portraying the psychological and sociological effects of the pandemic and the changes that were forced into people’s lives as a result. Bruno Beaches, with his next book, “2034,” takes a step ahead of the rest in this direction. As the title suggests, “2034” is set ahead of the pandemic years and shows the world differently than one could have imagined. This is the key feature that sets the book apart in the series of pandemic literature.
Bruno Beaches and other books
After his books like “Til Death Do We Part,” “Til Death Do We Part Too,” and “Scrabble, Babble, Rabble,” Beaches comes up with a whole new idea in “2034” and shows the world from a dystopian perspective. “Til Death Do We Part” and “Til Death Do We Part, Too” are connected and sequential, “Scrabble Babble Rabble” takes a leap into the artistic temperament and introduces the readers to a different side of Beaches style. “2034” is a step ahead of the rest in this direction. Unlike his earlier works, this book shows a thought that is future-based and inspired by the events of the contemporary scenario. While narrating the incidents, the references to the past connect the readers to the present and draw parallels with the future world. He shows the situation on a serious and concerned note by combining the book with dystopian features.
“2034” and how it is different
“2034” intends to describe a world that is the aftermath of the actions that are being taken in the present day to battle the coronavirus. Frequent references to the years from 2020 in the text are a testimony to it. What makes the book more interesting is that the book talks about how this pandemic has been used by the governments to create a unified world and a new system to run it. The author gives it a political touch without manipulating the readers’ minds or letting their opinions be affected. He keeps the focus on the conditions of the common people and the social and psychological effects the pandemic had.
“2034” and “1984”
Beaches presents the story in “2034” in the narratorial style that is likely to keep younger and grown-up readers glued to the text throughout its development. For once, the readers may be reminded of George Orwell’s “1984” which presented a different kind of dystopian version as created by humans, but “2034” again shows a dystopia that is also the creation of humans but differs from Orwell’s creation. The readers of the future generations or those living in the year 2034 may see Beaches’ work as a reference point to understand how things worked and how they changed people’s lives for good.