I have just finished reading another novel: an unusual one by Doris Lessing called 'Memoirs of a Survivor'. It tells of the fragmentation of society, as it collapses and over-run with chaos....leading finally to...new worlds perhaps?
It makes me wonder whether it is too strong an analogy of where our own future is heading. Several friends have all mentioned to me that they sense the world is becoming more unstable, with more frequent outrageous acts; with people feeling more anxious, stressed...and generally uncomfortable vibrations.
Is the world's insanity increasing? Are these signs of great change to come?
In this case I would highly recommend Lessing's 5-book series 'Canopus in Argos' starting with 'Shikasta' - although not a light read.