Brave New World

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by Aldous Huxley | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0006545793 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglunaciawing of Grünerløkka bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 10/21/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by winglunaciawing from Grünerløkka bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, October 21, 2016
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

Journal Entry 2 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, December 22, 2016
This book was a huge disappointment to me. It's highly outdated, and I found it annoying and boring. I probably wouldn't have finished it, if it wasn't for the fact that I read it for my SFF bookclub.

The views of the book is coured by the fact it was written by a man of his time. It's clear that he things that a society where it's OK to be gay, people don't marry, where women don't get kids, etc. is a dystopia.

This is not one of those books I get why's a classic, that's for sure.

Released 5 yrs ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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Journal Entry 4 by faerie-glen at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, May 6, 2018
I finally closed this gap in my literary education!

A fascinating book, considering the time in which it was written. I like that there is a lot of ambiguity in the judgement of the different societies, especially that the "savage" lifestyle isn't idealised and romaticised the way it often is today.

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