BOOKS
11/24/2011 01:59 pm ET Updated Nov 25, 2011

Black Friday Shopping: Dystopian Books About Materialism

The bizarre and sometimes violent social phenomenon that is Black Friday is upon us. Although past years have resulted in sleep loss, trampling and store clerks screaming, "Sorry, that isn't part of the sale," diehard shoppers have remained unabashed and yet again set their alarms for 4 a.m.

What would Aldous Huxley or Ray Bradbury have to say about a society willing to fight for 40% off a dress or a complementary tote? Or did they already say it in their books?

Here are 11 dystopian novels that are all-too-reminiscent of America's thriftiest holiday. We recommend choosing one, and staying home:

PHOTO GALLERY
Black friday
HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

CONVERSATIONS