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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Feb 27, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010, fiction, in-en
Read from June 20 to 25, 2010

I won't mention anything about the book's plot since it's a kind of cult book, already; every top 100 includes it. I gave it a comfortable 3*** appreciation so I wouldn't be blamed for not liking it, or, Ford forbid! liking it too much. Kiddin' :)
Actually, for someone who isn't keen on dystopias and sci-fi and doesn't read them on a regular basis, Brave New World really stands out. It might lack style, substance, tension or a strong central character (those who compare it to Orwell's 1984 often complain about these things), but it has a strong point and Huxley's ideas are closer to what the future might look like, I suppose.

I found this comic strip that is supposed to be quite explanatory for the Brave New World vs 1984 debate.

P.S. All 3 books written by Huxley I've read so far (Two or Three Graces, Eyeless in Gaza, Brave New World) are totally different from each other. What is this guy's style, anyway?
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Anca ai terminat-o deja? eu azi am inceput-o si am adormit. spune-mi ca-i mai faina mai incolo.

message 2: by Lavinia (last edited Jun 25, 2010 11:48AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lavinia Ii. Poate depinde si cu ce asteptari pleci. Mie cred ca mi-a placut un pic mai mult decit 1984, ca tot se fac nenumarate comparatii intre ele.

Lavinia Sean wrote: "There is much to recommend this book. But the single most handy thing to stick with me from this book is the concept of an Epsilon-Semi-Moron. Looking forward to your review!"

I'm afraid my review lacks zest, but, as you said, the whole concept of Epsilon-Semi-Moron, and even Alphas Plus or Betas is completely terrifying. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'd rather be an Epsilon than a dysfunctional Alpha, like Bernard.

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