Brave New World

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Perfection Learning, Oct 1, 2006 - Fiction - 244 pages
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Aldous Huxley's tour de force, "Brave New World" is a darkly satiric vision of a "utopian" future where humans are genetically bred and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying entertainment.

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A wonderful novel and very easy to read. - LibraryThing
Needless to say, it was a drastic change of pace. - LibraryThing
Absolutely amazing premise and execution. - LibraryThing
It just seems stupid this change of plot occurs. - LibraryThing
I did really like the ending. - LibraryThing
The ending again, was stronger. - LibraryThing

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I found this powerful, engaging and fascinating, I hadn't read it since I was a teenager, and had forgotten much of it. One thing I'd forgotten was how convincingly written the Controller's arguments ... Read full review

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Brave New World Fascinating 4 Stars Hey, I'm always tardy to the party but I made it. BNW is the first of many great dystopias which continues to have resonance and power today. Eerie. Some of the ... Read full review

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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was an English writer and editor of Oxford Poetry. He interests included parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, and he is known in many academic circles as a leader of modern thought. He is the recipient of both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. His many works include Brave New World, Themes and Variations, and The Genius and the Goddess.

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