Monday, April 06, 2009

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

This is a scary, scary book. 'Twas written in 1932, yet it resonates far too well with 2009. Brave New World features a dystopian future, where all the world is regulated and happy. No, seriously, people are conditioned from conception to fill and be satisfied with a particular niche in society. After work, they're given a variety of pleasures to keep them happy and satisfied. Well, I suppose there are a few odd people who don't quite fit in as perfectly as they're supposed to. (You have to have some sort of conflict to have a story, don't you?) But they are truly the exception. Mr. Huxley's story is not a gripping one, but it's placed in an interesting setting and populated by very real characters.

Check it out.
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