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Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
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Feb 13, 12

Recommended to Claire by: my AP English Lit teacher
Recommended for: someone interested in what came before Hunger Games and who loves satire/drama
Read from February 06 to 13, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Now I understand why this book has been revered as a classic - it's incredibly deep. Everything from Huxley's writing to his characterization to his dystopia os creatively and convincingly rendered. And despite having been written in the 1930's, it remains remarkably modern-feeling and undated (notable exceptions include the bizarre cellphone-esque contraption that Huxley invents). Of course I love the Savage's dynamic manifesto (it's in my quotes if your interested), but I thought the last page where the "civilized" people discover that he's committed suicide was written with marvelous dramatic flair. Brave New World is totally worth a read, especially for those who've read the recent crop of dystopian lit (i.e. The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset) and is curious to explore the foundations of the genre.
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