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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly I read this and Animal Farm in UST


message 2: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Join us in the discussion on January 28th. Venue: TBD.


message 3: by Ace (new)

Ace wow! tapos mo na ulit to? maguumpisa palang ulit ako


message 4: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Ace: No, currently re-reading. I am following the schedule set by me.


message 5: by s.penkevich (new)

s.penkevich I find goodreads to be a nice tool in toning both writing and the depth of analysis in a book, this was cool to look at a before and after opinion of a novel. I really enjoyed your point that 1984 has not really come to pass, while Huxley's predictions are becoming ever more a reality. You should check out Neil Postman's introduction for his book Amusing Ourselves to Death. He puts 1984 and Brave New World in comparison. He says that 'What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.' which I find intriguing. The wiki page for BNW has a good excerpt for it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_Ne...


message 6: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Thanks for the link, S. It is very interesting.


message 7: by s.penkevich (new)

s.penkevich Glad you liked it. A friend directed me to that a while back when I was on a Huxley kick and it inspired some good debate.


message 8: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely That's nice. Some participants during our face-to-face discussion last weekend also had some debates. Huxley's book came up but not too many of us have read it so the debate on this did not materialize.


message 9: by s.penkevich (new)

s.penkevich Ah nice. In Orwell's defence, I always liked his writing a bit more as I always felt Huxley was talking down to me when reading him. But I think you hit the nail of the head with your comparisons of their ideas and that Huxley's panned out while Orwell's did not. yet...


message 10: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Thanks, S.penkevich.


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