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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Dec 20, 09

did not like it
Read in December, 2009 , read count: 1

It was pretty hard slogging through side-trips and endless FutureWorld(TM) cameos in Aldous Huxley's disjointed narrative. I could just hear him thinking: "Oh, it would look very avant-garde if I had a chapter where the omniscient narrator does nothing but randomly dip into people's thoughts." Shades of James Joyce. I kept pressing on hoping, in vain, it turns out, that it would get better, or at least conclude with an identifiable point. If I had to characterize this book in terms of others of its ilk, I would have to say this: 1984 meets Farenheit 451 meets Logan's Run meets Pretties meets who? Tony Hillerman? Robert Heinlein? In any case, I was glad to see the back cover.

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