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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Nov 23, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: twice-read-and-more
Read in January, 1971

This is another one often assigned in high school, but not in any of my classes. One year we spent almost the entire time on Moby Dick. Another year we were busy reading Ken Kesey and Tom Robbins. Actually, the teacher was busy reading (and talking about Christ figures)--he read aloud to us whatever we were supposed to have read the night before. I complained, actually. Now I'm ashamed.

Which brings me to some of the themes in Brave New World. And I think I need to read this in an English class. It's kind of all over the place and I still don't know what to make of it. Suffering throws pleasure into relief? Pain is better than sedation? We watch too many movies? Shakespeare is a dying god?

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