Utopia was a very difficult book for me to read. Every sentence was a run-on. And the writing was at a time so removed from modern writing it was arduous to read. So much of what was written felt like a high schoolers attempt to make a paper longer. Way too much detail that did not propel the story along. I found reading Thomas More’s Wikipedia article much more fascinating. He was a very strange man!
Look at this guy! He is not a happy man. More wrote Utopia way back in 1516. It later became the forerunner of the utopian literary genre. After he refused to accept the king as head of the Church of England, he was convicted of treason and beheaded in 1535. He was canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935.
I read the book because it was the start of a whole fiction and fantasy genre, but the book is very stale, duh, it was written in 1516. The book only earned 2 stars with me. The real interesting story here is the author. What a character!