London life just after World War I, devoid of values and moving headlong into chaos at breakneck speed -- Aldous Huxley's Antic Hay, like Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, portrays a world of lost souls madly pursuing both pleasure and meaning. Fake artists, third-rate poets, pompous critics, pseudo-scientists, con-men, bewildered romantics, cock-eyed futurists -- all inhabit this world spinning out of control, as wildly comic as it is disturbingly accurate. In a style that ranges from the lyrical to the absurd, and with characters whose identities shift and change as often as their names and appearances, Huxley has here invented a novel that bristles with life and energy, what the New York Times called "a delirium of sense enjoyment!"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jeffome - LibraryThing
St. Bart's 2016 #3 - Somewhat interesting 'novel of ideas' that could not break 3 stars for me.....full of pretentious ridiculous characters that I struggled to care about, all pontificating on art ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aliciamay - LibraryThing
This is one of Huxley’s lesser known works and now I can see why. For a 250 page book it dragged along despite a promising start about a teacher quitting his job to design pneumatic pants. A lot of ... Read full review