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After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxley
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Jan 02, 2011

it was ok
Read from January 02 to 08, 2011

This was one great short story and one great treatise on God and Man unfortunately compressed into one mediocre book. Huxley's reflections on the role of religion are certainly valid and worthy of their own cover; why squeeze them between the chapters of a pulp fiction short? The combination ruins the flow of both story lines and leaves the reader wondering why they didn't just skip to the end. A suggestion for the reader: if you want a smutty pulp short, skip any chapter involving Mr. Propter and read to the end. If you want philosophy, skip any chapter involving the Baby and read to the end of Part 2. If you want neither-skip it entirely.
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