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Ruthie said:
I thought this book was good in the sense that it does get you thinking about the direction that society is headed, however it is absolutely disgusting the thing that he put in this book! if you liked "1984", you might like this book, but 1984 was much more interesting and absolutley nowhere near as disturbing! this book made me want to CRY!!!
posted Apr 9, 2004
Alex said:
Welcome to Utopia. There is no war, no hatred, and no conflict. Technology is at its peak... People think they are free. Babies are mass produced, not born. Babies are subjected to intense psychological and physical torture and then sorted into different social classes, ranging from epsilons to alphas. To be happy, people take small doses of a deadly drug called soma. The national populace worships Henry Ford. Enter Bernard Marx. He is an Alpha who is disgusted by the society around him... the blatant brainwashing, the mass promiscuity, and the artificial happiness. Around him, the society is taking notice of his "strange" attitudes towards common societal practices. With his unwilling partner, Lenina, Bernard embarks on a vacation of sorts to a zoo in New Mexico. In this zoo is kept savages (currently known as Native Americans). Bernard, Lenina, and a guide enter the zoo only to discover a haunting secret of the director of the baby hatchery. In this dystopian novel, Huxely (Ford willing) seamlessly creates a plausible image of what is to come.
posted Apr 9, 2004
Avatar for jessi_face jessi_face said:
Huxley paints an excellent picture of a possible future for our society. The greatest draw of this book is the detail in which this world is represented. Rather than a story linearly told, the author provides crystal, clear images of the obstacles the protagonists face. Huxley reserves outright judgement, and the reader is in the position of determining whether this future really represents utopia after all. A thought provoking read.
posted Dec 11, 2007 at 6:02PM
Avatar for cambillee cambillee said:
This book is an interesting idea about our society taken to the etxreme. Written in the 1930's, the correlations between this book and our real life will give you the chills!
posted Dec 18, 2008 at 8:08PM
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