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Brave New World - February 20th 2011, 11:58 PM

I'm reading this book for school. I really love it. I'm not sure why.
Has anyone else read it? What do you all think?
   
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Re: Brave New World - February 21st 2011, 11:39 PM

AHHHHHHHH, BNW!

I think it's fantastic. It doesn't make the list of books I love (The Awakening, A Separate Peace, Flowers for Algernon, Atlas Shrugged...), but I would absolutely not mind reading it again, several times. (I should add it to my already too-long reading list...)

The attraction to it is always, I feel, somewhat inexplicable. The writing isn't particularly stirring or lucid, and I am absolutely terrified of everything that happens in it. I think it's just the ideas contained within that fantastic; Huxley was really quite a man.

To me, the novel is essentially a proclamation of the absolute importance and power of a free, uncontrolled mind; I think I like it so much because I feel that my mind is the most important thing I own.

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Re: Brave New World - February 21st 2011, 11:52 PM

I really wanna read this. I was on StumbleUpon once, and I found a webpage that had the entire book laid out to read. It was kinda weird. I would have bookmarked it, but I think staring at a screen for that long would make me go blind.
   
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Re: Brave New World - February 22nd 2011, 02:54 AM

I think it is good, but the ending is completely rushed. It's like the author got bored and just wrote the ending all of a sudden out of desperation.

1984, Fahrenheit 451 and other dystopian novels are far better to me.

Huxley seems to have had a good idea, but has expressed it pretty poorly.
   
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Re: Brave New World - February 22nd 2011, 02:56 AM

As I said. I don't like it for its literary merit.


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Re: Brave New World - February 24th 2011, 08:32 AM

I read it last year, and I actually quite enjoyed it. It's not something I'd rush out and read again, but I'm glad I did read it. I also thought the ending was a little rushed, clumsy even, but overall the book was good (the ideas more than the writing, probably).


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Re: Brave New World - February 24th 2011, 01:27 PM

It's the only book I ever truly ENJOYED reading for Lit.


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