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After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxley
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Mar 16, 2011

really liked it
Read in November, 2010

Huxley is brilliant and an amazing writer, but non too subtle about the social points he wants to make. And his fantastical allegories are a bit much sometimes, but nonetheless, he always leaves you thinking and his books make a permanent mark. This one is no exception. It was weird, grounded, poignant, deep, funny, shallow, sarcastic and earnest all at once. I read it after reading some fun but overly solemn and artlessly written fluff (Sue Collins' The Hunger Games, I think), and it really cleansed my "literary" palate. Nothing like some really sharp wit delivered through masterful use of the English language to wake you up, clarify and focus your mind again.
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