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BOOK Ô Brave New World Æ Aldous Huxley Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley written in 1931 and published in 1932 Largely set in a futuristic World State inhabited by genet I need to parse my rating of this book into the good or great the bad and the very fugly because I thought aspects of it were inspired genius and parts of it were dreggy boring and living near the border of awful In the end the wowness and importance of the novel's ideas as well as the segments that I thoroughly enjoyed carried the book to a strong 35 star ratingTHE REALLY GOODEXCELLENT I loved the first third of the book in which the basic outline of the Brave New World and its devalued conveyer belt morality is set forth The narrative device employed by Huxley of having the Director of Hatchery and Conditioning provide a walking tour to students around the facility as a way to knowledge up the reader on the societal basics was perfect We learn of the cloningbirthing process the caste system and the fundamental tenets upon which the society is organized This was as good a use of infodumping exposition as I had come across in some time and I was impressed both with the content and delivery method The reader gets a crash course in world and its history in a way that fit nicely into the flow of the narrative without ever feeling forced This was easily the best part of the novel for me and Huxley's mass production based society of enforced hedonism and anti emotion was very compelling Sort of like Now long jumping to the end of the novelI also thought the final debate near the story's climax between John the savage and Mustapha Mond the World Controller was exceptional This last chapterending of the book while abrupt was masterful and struck the proper chord with the overall theme of the book Thus a superior 45 to 50 stars for this portion of the book THE BADAWFUL I thought the middle of the book including both the trip to the reservation and John's initial return to London was a sleeping pill and felt disconnected from the rest of the narrative Throughout this entire portion of the book all I kept thinking was The only purpose of this long longLONG section seems to be to allow the reader to see Bernard Marx do a complete 180 in his views on the society once he finds himself in the role of celebrity by virtue of his relationship with John the savage Sorry this just did not strike me as a big enough payoff for this dry plodding section It was a test of endurance to get through this portion of the book so I'm being generous when I give it a weak 20 to 25 stars I could just have easily summed it up by just saying Bottom line I think this is a book that should be read It's important book and there is much brilliance here Plus it is short enough that the stale boring segments aren't too tortuous to get through However as far as the triumvirate of classic dystopian science fiction goes1984 is still the undisputed champ30 Stars Recommended

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FREE READER í DOC Brave New World º 9780060929879 ↠ ALDOUS HUXLEY » [Download] ➽ Brave New World Author Aldous Huxley – Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley written in 1931 and published in 1932 Largely set in a futuristic World Stat Ically modified citizens and an intelligence based social hierarchy the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology sleep learning psyc remember that last semester of english class senior year where every class seemed painfully long and excrutiatingly pointless? when everybody sat around secretly thinking of cute and witty things to put in other people's yearbooks? when the teachers realized we were already braindead from filling out three dozen student loan applications and college housing forms? that's when honors english started getting a little lazy not that i minded everybody got a book list then everybody got split up into groups you were responsible for reading all the books on your own but one in particular was chosen for your group to present at the end of the semester you know as a refresher for the rest of the class because of course EVERYONE was gonna read EVERY booki can't remember what i did instead of reading brave new world but it was probably fun and involved copious amounts of sweet tea and a gigantic paper mache cow fortunately it didn't matter because the only group to take their presentation seriously was the brave new world group and the way they presented stuck with me long enough to compel me to read the book latermaybe it was the weird music they had playing during their presentation maybe it was the fact that super hot chris mayns had to sit in my group the alphas but i was seriously attracted to the world this group created in our classroom we drew cards randomly to determine our class then sat accordingly and wore cute little colored wristbands everybody got pez soma and gasp a birth control belt throughout the presentation people were moved next to someone and lost a packet on their belt listen this is scandalous for a bible belt high school ok? by the way i did NOT get to sit next to chris which is probably good because i would have been mortified and choked on a pez anyway the presentation was fun but i didn't get around to reading my now ex boyfriends copy until a year ago and i started getting a small evil thought exactly the same as i had in class so many years ago maybe some people would actually like this system maybe some people would actually BENEFIT from this system people don't have to think? they aren't expected to do much go to college become something bigger than what they actually are? they're rewarded with good feeling drugs? they are proud to have accomplished what they have? and they DON'T HAVE TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES?I know i'm going to get slammed for saying this later especially because i never do actual reviews or completely delve into what i'm thinking so shoot me but haven't you ever been roaming the world wide inter web and found a little troller you thought well this person is a poor use of a human brain? yes you have admit itjust think a little test tube tweaking and that person wouldn't mind manning the cash register at piggly wiggly for the rest of his life saving the rest of humanity from noxious online rants about the hotness of avril lavinge and the brilliance of starcraft apparently its a video game thats KOOLER THAN U1#you're tempted i can tell

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Brave New WorldHological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual the story's protagoni As a teenager I went through a period of reading a vast number of distopian novels probably all the teenage angst This is the one that has continued to haunt me however long after the my youthful cynicism has died it's death It's basically a book about the utopian ideal everyone's happy everyone has what they want and EVERYTHING is based on logical principles However there is something very rotten at the heart It's about how what we want isn't always what we should get It looks at how state sponsered happiness can entirely miss the point Perhaps most importantly it makes the case for individual freedom rather than authoritarian diktat It should be read hand in hand with Mill's Utilitarianism to get a good idea of the philosophy that inspired itIncidentally I gave this book to my boyfriend as a present for his 18th birthday a rather depressing gift I know At the time he wasn't particularly freaked out by it and said that it didn't hold the same level of dread as say 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale As he's got older however he's found the idea and frightening Six years later it has of a sting in the tail for him I don't know why this should be but I'll hazard a guess that as you get older you're idea of happiness becomes perhaps complex making the ideal of Brave New World even disturbing