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Brave New World

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Brave New World
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Authors: Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Title: Brave new world
Notes: Various publishers
First published 1932
ISBN: 0060850523
0060809833
0060929871
Statement of Responsibility: Aldous Huxley
Subject Headings: Collectivism Fiction Totalitarianism Fiction Genetic engineering Fiction Passivity (Psychology) Fiction
Topical Term: Collectivism
Totalitarianism
Genetic engineering
Passivity (Psychology)
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Sep 24, 2014
  • nidofito rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's a tough book to get into. Having never been a huge fan of dystopian worlds plus the clunky writing made me worry if I could muster enough enthusiasm for the entire thing. But I'm glad I did, because as soon as I braved through the first few pages, I kinda got into the flow of it. I loved the whole tour that the D.H.C. was giving the students along with the introduction of the various characters and the basic setup of this 'brave new world.' Another bit that I liked was the conversation between John and Mustapha at the end. Very thought provoking.

Jul 17, 2014
  • the_loci_method76 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I first got my hands on a copy of this book when I was 10. I enjoyed the story, but obviously being so young I didn't understand a lot of what was going on and what it meant. I read it again at 17 and I was able to realize a deeper understanding, though I in no way understand it fully.

I plan to read it again every few years because I believe that this is one of those very brilliant stories that must be read again and again as new information comes to the surface every time. I also encourage anyone who loved this book to go and read The Island. It's a great anti-thesis to this, with a utopian mood, and I believe it was Huxley's last novel.

Jul 09, 2014
  • Zenoa rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It's a very interesting book, but confusing the first few chapters. Overall, Huxley did a good job with wide vocabulary and portraying the possible outcome of the future. But it was fun to read even though it made my head hurt =/

Oct 29, 2013
  • justslide rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A magnificent reflection on society. Very much worth reading, although very haunting.

Mar 20, 2013
  • Yellisa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my first dips into Dystopian literature. It's intricately crafted with lots of facets of human nature, society, and worth shoved in. Makes you think about a lot of the more difficult questions in life. Is also a little too disturbing in places to fully enjoy, but I have no doubt that that's the point.

Would recommend this, but with caution.

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Something to think about: a society kept in order by a constant state of shallow happiness where people are conditioned to be content with their class because they're incapable of understanding anything different. More a thinking exercise than a story.

Oct 21, 2012
  • efmkmom rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brave New World is nothing short of brilliant. While many hold up 1984 as the definitive dystopian novel, I respectfully disagree. Orwell created a house of horrors more relevant to the wide-spread fear of totalitarianism when 1984 was written. However, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of the mass-consumption, mass-media culture full of glitzy ads and airbrushed models all promising a good time, the future predicted in Brave New World has become incredibly apposite to our modern times. It is a book that everyone should read.

Jul 25, 2012
  • AlexanderJack rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent book, scary. But so well written.

Jul 19, 2012
  • Joshua716 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great book! It was very exciting overall. Huxley did a great job creating a distopian world. I thought it was somewhat believble that certain characters would have differing motives reagarding the society. (Some willing to stand up and fight while most (Deltas etc.) do not realize that they are trapped)

Jul 18, 2012
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A little confusing during the 1st few pages, but once you keep reading, the story will make sense. Also, I think the savage reservation is a little similar to our society.

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May 02, 2012
  • victoriajoseveski rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

victoriajoseveski thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 17 and 50

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May 02, 2012
  • victoriajoseveski rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Aldous Huxley predicted however many years into the future with this book Brave New World.
the book (Brave New World) is about a perfect dystopia. the different societys/ social classes. In this book drugs, sex and artificial intelligents are apart of society.

In the world of the future regular sex and drugs are a part of life and babies are not born but created - designed for the type of work they will do as adults.

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May 02, 2012
  • victoriajoseveski rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: hitting and threats are done in this book and other things

May 02, 2012
  • victoriajoseveski rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: ehh i guess if you call taking off your clothes and walking toward a dude than yup!

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Dec 06, 2013
  • re_discover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"Five minutes later roots and fruits were abolished; the flower of the present rosily blossomed" (88).

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"What you need," the Savage went on, "is something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough here."

Nov 25, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sixty-two thousand four hundred repetitions make one truth.

Aug 03, 2012
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"O brave New World with all such people in it"- John the Savage and The Tempest by william ShakeSpear according to the book

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