Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece....
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Brave New World Reviews
I loved this book. The start is a bit slow but the end is amazing.
Like 1984 i wish i had read it when i was younger as I think reading it in my teens would have had a bigger impact on me.
Sometimes a book just isn’t what you want it to be.
There is little doubt that Brave New World is a genre classic, heavily contributing to defining the dystopian genre. There is just as little doubt that Aldous Huxley was an important influence on some of the writers I respect the most, among them George Orwell and Steven Runciman, both of whom were Huxley’s students at the University of Cambridge.
Unfortunately, I found nothing to appreciate about it.
Maybe my general distaste for dystopia hit me ...more
Hallucinogenic Drugs, Virtual Sex, Alienated People. Brave New World is a futuristic novel, traced by Aldous Huxley, who was considered one of the greatest prophetic writers of the 20th century; Aldous, who wrote about the effect of LSD and mescaline, brought from his hallucinogenic sessions ideas that were at the very least intriguing, so much so that some renowned scientists at the time chose him for research into the effect of hallucinogens on humans.
Aldous used drugs, had hallucinations and ...more
Huxley’s satirical utopia is manifest, situated in university halls of residence, where promiscuity is rampant (who can forget the days of swapping partners between lectures, waking up to nubile posh cherubs lapping at your working-class cheeks, ruddy with decades of industrial grime and boyhood labour), and where the morning-after swig of two Nurofen (soma) eliminated any wrongdoing and regret, buoying one up for the further adventures in sex and failing grades to come in the whirligig of life? ...more
Given that dystopian books are generally not my first choice ‘run-to-books-to-read’.... and I’m sure I didn’t understand the full depths of this book - which was written 21 years before I was born....even I can see Aldous Huxley had a brilliant mind.
I was trying to wrap my thinking around the conspiracies that it looked liked the author was trying to warn us were happening in the world —�trying to visualize the already futuristic setting —( was he thinking of 2017?)....and follow the story its ...more
"You all remember," said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, "you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk. History, " he repeated slowly, "is bunk."
The rhetorical skills of the Controller remind me of the Epsilon Semi-Moron who runs one of the bravest new worlds in our current era in bunk.
As I had forgotten the major plot of this dystopian novel written just when fascism emerged in the 1930s, some fifteen years before the nuclear age, I ...more
Brave New World is a classic written to make its readers uncomfortable. It accomplishes its point well. Still, it is only getting 3 stars from me, as I rate books based on my personal level of enjoyment rather than literary value.
The characters of this book were not meant to be likeable - I am fine with that concept. The first few chapters made me want to curl up in the corner and cry - that's how repulsive the design of this universe was (mission accomplished, Mr. Huxley). But as we plunge int ...more
This book is frightening. I'll take it to my classroom and subject the innocents to it.