May 01, 15
Recommended to Hertzan by:
consumerists - wake up from your comfortable slumber
Read in May, 2008
the first five chapters of this book (seventy years after its publication) are like looking at today, Sunday the 11th of May 2008. Much more an accurate rendition of soft-Fascist consumerism (Sony, Nike, Mortgage hysteria) and mind control (9/11, the war on terror) than anything Philip K Dick tried to cook up on his bent drug spoon.
and the book continues to be 'amazing' right through Mustapha Mond's sympathetic climactic expose and slightly beyond infamy into the wicked ending.
despair, horror, impotence - these are the real culture shocks to come.
All hail the NEW WORLD ORDER and the neutron bomb frontal assault.