2017/03/14

BOOK REVIEW:
BRAVE NEW WORLD BY ALDOUS HUXLEY

Title: Brave New World (with the essay Brave New World revisited)
Author: Aldous Huxley
Published: 1932
Language: English
Pages: 384
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
This book contains the famous dystopian tale Brave New World, in which humans are genetically bred for their purpose and rank, plus an essay published in 1958 where Huxley discusses the issues raised in the book in light of a new age.


Review:
I thought this was a great read.

I found the novel to be thoughroughly enticing and it kept me glued to the page. It immediately sucks you into this world that is all kinds of messed up, but still close enough to our reality to be relevant. I thought it was cleverly crafted, well written and thought provoking. I can't help but compare it a bit to 1984 by George Orwell, and I think this is a quieter story than Orwell's, but not lesser: it's an absolutely fascinating commentary on society.

I did quite enjoy the essay as well and thought it was interesting to see how Huxley's thoughts and opinions have developed over the course of a few decades and a world war. I think perhaps it was slightly dry at points and as a modern reader a bit outdated, but still quite gripping and terrifying.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book if you haven't read it yet. It is both entertaining and serves as a warning I think is helpful to our world today.
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