Brave New World

Reviewed by Deane Barker tags: fiction, dystopian, classic

Wonderful book about the advancement of science to the point where the human race is absorbed and amused by non-stop pleasure and triviality. Into this comes an outsider, and the examination of how he fits in (and doesn’t) is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

The book is a rallying cry to those who believe in individuality, creativity, non-conformity, and suffering in service of ideals. It was inadvertently one of the most religious books I have ever read (though an atheist might same the same thing, for opposite reasons).

Towards the end, an extended dialogue (between The Savage and The Controller) is a beautiful encapsulation of the human condition, and the very last page (indeed, the very last sentence) of the book is an ending for the ages.

Wonderful novel.

Book Info

Aldous Huxley

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