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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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really liked it
bookshelves: 1-0-2015-reading-challenge, 1-5-rory-gilmore-challenge, nerd-den

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Summary
In a future, far, far away, a young man doesn't fit in. He believes there is more to life than the mindless existence expected by the government. Brainwashing is all the rage and world controllers dictate your life. The controllers have convinced human society that sex, drugs, and rock and roll are the important things.

Review
While I had troubles getting into this book, I did enjoy it. I kept comparing it to 1984 and The Twilight Zone (episode "Number 12 Looks Just Like You"). It wasn't one of my favorite dystopian novels but I still liked. Because I read this at a slower pace than I normally devour a book, I think I had troubles connecting with the characters and the story just seemed to drag on at times. Some of the characters, especially the woman bothered me, but I'm chalking that up to them being written as complete airheads. Overall I enjoyed it, but I don't think there will ever be a time when I want to revisit this book. Who knows though, anything is possible.

Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 7
Pace - 4
Plot Development - 6
Characters - 5
Enjoyability - 7
Insightfulness - 8
Ease of Reading - 6
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 4 out of 5 stars
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Reading Progress

December 11, 2013 – Shelved
December 11, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
January 9, 2015 – Shelved as: 1-0-2015-reading-challenge
July 15, 2015 – Started Reading
July 16, 2015 –
page 25
9.33%
July 19, 2015 –
page 50
18.66%
July 19, 2015 –
page 97
36.19%
July 23, 2015 –
page 151
56.34%
July 25, 2015 – Finished Reading
September 5, 2015 – Shelved as: 1-5-rory-gilmore-challenge
October 24, 2015 – Shelved as: nerd-den

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