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message 1: by Trudi (new)

Trudi Very nice :D


message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Outstanding...simply outstanding!!


[Name Redacted] I remember very vividly all the kids at my "alternative" SF-Bay Area high school ranting about how much they loved this book, about how society was trying to turn us into sheep just like in the book, about how they weren't buying into that crap. They then spent all their money on beer, pot, x, k, etc., had sex with anything that moved, spent countless hours watching torture porn and regular porn, and recited platitudinized versions of famous quotes from Marx, Engels, Buddha, Timothy Leary, etc.

Ahhh, youth.


message 4: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Trudi wrote: "Very nice :D"

Thanks!


message 5: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Stephen wrote: "Outstanding...simply outstanding!!"

Thanks. I reread your review before writing this and thought about just ripping you off, but I think I liked it a shade more than you did.


message 6: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Ian wrote: "I remember very vividly all the kids at my "alternative" SF-Bay Area high school ranting about how much they loved this book, about how society was trying to turn us into sheep just like in the boo..."

Ah, to be young and sticking it to the Man again....


message 7: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Soma needed in liverpool to hault looting and rioting.


message 8: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Shovelmonkey1 wrote: "Soma needed in liverpool to hault looting and rioting."

You need some of those soma gas guns to chill out those hooligans. Stay safe.


message 9: by Julia (new)

Julia I'm a bit confused about your review and whether you realize that the unrealistic-ness of the novel it the point. It's a dystopian novel which is supposed to be an exaggeration and a comment on current social practices. Just like utopian novels would never come true, neither would a dystopian.


message 10: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Julia wrote: "I'm a bit confused about your review and whether you realize that the unrealistic-ness of the novel it the point. It's a dystopian novel which is supposed to be an exaggeration and a comment on cur..."

Uh...I really have to explain the joke here? I made a false statement that the novel is outlandish because Huxley was way off base in his predictions and then seemingly mock those predictions. Ah, but then I stuck in the random thoughts I'm having that actually show how right Huxley was. It's my way of highlighting how our current society mirrors the BNW society in many ways.

Or to put it another way: Me like book and try to make funny ha-ha out of it. But thanks for educating me about these DYS-TOP-IAN novels. Because I've never read a book like 1984 or seen a movie like Gattaca so it's a good thing you came along to set me straight. (And that was sarcasm, just in case I need to continue the humor lesson.)


message 11: by Stephen M (new)

Stephen M Funny review. The Michael Bay part was great.


message 12: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Kemper wrote: "Uh...I really have to explain the joke here?

What was that middle part again?...(Bonus if you can name the movie.)


message 13: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Stephen wrote: "What was that middle part again?...(Bonus if you can name the movie.)"

I'm drawing a blank. But apparently I'm the kind of guy who will put put a book on my dystopia shelf without realizing what a dystopia novel is. So I'm obviously challenged...


message 14: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Kemper wrote: "I'm drawing a blank. But apparently I'm the kind of guy who will put put a book on my dystopia shelf without realizing what a dystopia novel is. So I'm obviously challenged."

It's Kevin Kline from "A Fish Called Wanda"...one of my personal favorites. Don't know what made me think of it, but I thought I would share.


message 15: by Julia (new)

Julia Kemper wrote: "Julia wrote: "I'm a bit confused about your review and whether you realize that the unrealistic-ness of the novel it the point. It's a dystopian novel which is supposed to be an exaggeration and a ..."

Clearly I offended you. But I never meant to be rude and I was actually confused by your review because I at no point interpreted the text as a prediction of the future.
I apologize for my unintended offense.


message 16: by Anne (new)

Anne Great review!


message 17: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Julia wrote: "Kemper wrote: "Julia wrote: "I'm a bit confused about your review and whether you realize that the unrealistic-ness of the novel it the point. It's a dystopian novel which is supposed to be an exag..."

Fine. Not 'predictions'. He wrote a book about a society in the future. I think the fictional society he came up with in the 1930's shares a lot of similaries with society today. I tried to play that for laughs in my review. Clearly I have failed miserably in your case.


message 18: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Anne wrote: "Great review!"

Thanks.


message 19: by Cera (new)

Cera This *almost* makes me want to reread BNW. Almost. Not quite.


message 20: by Anne (new)

Anne Kemper wrote: "Julia wrote: "Kemper wrote: "Julia wrote: "I'm a bit confused about your review and whether you realize that the unrealistic-ness of the novel it the point. It's a dystopian novel which is supposed..."

*snort* Stop! Stop! Too funny! Gonna wet my pants if you keep it up. *wipes tear from eyes*


message 21: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) From reading these comments I guess some people totally missed the point of this book...how sad. Atleast they know what the definition of dystopia is...

Great review. Loved it.


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth so good


message 23: by Chie (new)

Chie This is a fantastic review. I was afraid as I was reading that it's message would be missed by many, and that I also wouldn't understand some of it. Glad someone 'gets' it.


message 24: by Shelby (new)

Shelby I have to agree with Chie. When I first started reading this review (the first 2 lines), I was annoyed, thinking, "you obviously didn't GET it!!" Haha... but this is an AWESOME review and I couldn't agree more... thanks for the great review and some laughs ;)


message 25: by Calen (new)

Calen Think of the time period which Huxley wrote this novel in. You obviously don't need me to tell you that the twenties came before the thirties, which is when Huxley wrote the novel. Think of all the correlations between BNW and the debauchery of the 1920s. It wasn't so much that Huxley was predicting the future but telling about the past through a different scope. As for his prophetic ideas I would attribute that to the fact that we humans have always liked sex, drugs, and anything that made them happy.


message 26: by Calen (new)

Calen us* not them


message 27: by Messengerlikeyou (new)

Messengerlikeyou Brilliant Review! LMAO!


message 28: by Margi (new)

Margi Best review ever. Well done, sir!


message 29: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Terry Interesting....

When we read it in 10th grade it was the late 80s, and even a bunch of 10th graders could see how insightful Huxley was in predicting things to come. (and much sooner than he actually predicts)


message 30: by Chrisolu (new)

Chrisolu I would like to think you're kidding with your review. I'm sure you can see the commonalites in Brave New World and present day America.


message 31: by Chrisolu (new)

Chrisolu Never mind buddy, I see your reply to Julia.
*leans in for a big kiss*


message 32: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Chrisolu wrote: "Never mind buddy, I see your reply to Julia."

I'm glad we got that straightened out.


message 33: by seak (new)

seak This review was absolutely genius. I fully support a wandering mind under almost any circumstances. :)


message 34: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie How the hell did I miss this review Kemper? Really good....as per usual, but I think I liked your humor lesson even more.


message 35: by Chrisolu (new)

Chrisolu Kemper wrote: "Chrisolu wrote: "Never mind buddy, I see your reply to Julia."

I'm glad we got that straightened out."



Yes dad :)


message 36: by Terry (new)

Terry Nice one Kemper. Um, I'm still a bit confused though. Were you serious or not here? :P


message 37: by Harry (new)

Harry Kane I think we can assume that today's equivalent of soma is antidepresants. Huxley himself became later an LSD-peyote guru... He and Robert Anton Wilson share this - both in their last minutes of life asked their loved ones for a hit of acid, and exited tripping.


message 38: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Seak (Bryce L.) wrote: "This review was absolutely genius. I fully support a wandering mind under almost any circumstances. :)"

Thanks! I was really trying to......Uhh... I forgot what we were talking about.


message 39: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Terry wrote: "Nice one Kemper. Um, I'm still a bit confused though. Were you serious or not here? :P"

You just made the list, buddy!


message 40: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Stephanie wrote: "How the hell did I miss this review Kemper? Really good....as per usual, but I think I liked your humor lesson even more."

You were probably busy stealing my time mower.


message 41: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Chrisolu wrote: "Yes dad :)"

Now go do your homework.


message 42: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Kemper wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "How the hell did I miss this review Kemper? Really good....as per usual, but I think I liked your humor lesson even more."

You were probably busy stealing my time mower."


Oh yeah......that.


message 43: by Karilyn (new)

Karilyn Any person that uses sarcasm so eloquently as you deserves my attention. Simply put: you crack me the f**k up, I like you.


message 44: by Cecily (new)

Cecily I love this review. So apt and witty.


message 45: by Vido (new)

Vido So for some reason I only just discovered Goodreads, and one of my favourite things about it so far has been the discovery of your reviews. Loved this one.


message 46: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Vido wrote: "So for some reason I only just discovered Goodreads, and one of my favourite things about it so far has been the discovery of your reviews. Loved this one."

Ah, shucks.... Thank you! That made my day.


message 47: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Marchetta Ha! Love this. It's one of the reasons I love this book.


message 48: by Tony (new)

Tony Peters your review was clever and funny but your remarks to Julia were unnecessarily harsh imho.


message 49: by Hallie (new)

Hallie Huffman I wanna read this based on that review!


message 50: by Carol (new)

Carol Giles Nobody has asked the obvious. Why four stars then? I'm reading it at the moment.


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