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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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May 30, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics

Rereading some classics in preparation for my ECE class has been quite rewarding (at times). This book truly causes the reader to consider the government, propaganda, and independence. There are several lines that really resonated with me, causing me to consider how this book, which is written in 1932, can be compared with aspects of society today.
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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike That's one of my all time faves... it's amazing how prescient it is, especially in terms of biotechnology. I see it as sort of an homage to Shelley's "Frankenstein", which covered much of the came ground more than a century earlier. Great stuff.


Ricki I can't wait for the classroom discussions on this one. Between NATIVE SON and this book, I know there is a lot to talk/write about. I wish the kids could read 1984 too, so we could compare the totalitarianism of 1984 with the propaganda of BRAVE NEW WORLD. They are so similar, but yet, so different. It is hard for me to read either of these books without thinking of the other.


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