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Brave New World

Huxley, Aldous (Book )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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
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Report This Oct 29, 2013
  • justslide rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This Jul 30, 2012
  • 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 =/

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

Excellent book, scary. But so well written.

Report This 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)

Report This 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.

Report This Jul 17, 2012
  • dritta rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fascinating, yet disturbing book. Not enjoyable, but maybe worth the read just for the cultural references.

Report This Jun 12, 2012
  • monikak1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

okay, cloning fantasy

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Report This 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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Report This 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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Report This 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

Report This 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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Report This 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).

Report This 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."

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

Sixty-two thousand four hundred repetitions make one truth.

Report This 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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