Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0099518473 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mafarrimond of Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on 1/30/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 30, 2011
'A brilliant tour de force, Brave New World may be read as a grave warning of the pitfalls that await uncontrolled scientific advance.' Observer
'Equally a denunciation of capitalism and communism, so far as they discourage man from thinking freely, Brave New World is one of the most important books to have been published since the war.' Daily Telelgraph
'Such ingenious wit, derisive logic and swiftness of expression, Huxley's resources of sardonic invention have never been more brilliantly displayed.' The Times

Journal Entry 2 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (1/31/2011 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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Chosen for the Favourite Book Roundabout 2011. Last year I selected Fahrenheit 451 as my favouite book. I have chosen Brave New World for much the same reasons.

It has remained an important book for me since my formative years - way back in the 1960s / 70s and one I have reread often. The theme of the book has been tackled by many authors since this time but this remains the best in my opinion.

Hope you enjoy it too.

Journal Entry 3 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, February 04, 2011
Thank you so much for this. It is actually on my wishlist so can now be crossed off.

Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, February 28, 2011
This was on my wishlist because it is part of the BBC's Big Read which I am working my way through. I knew nothing about it before I started reading and it took me a little by surprise. I'm not sure I can say I enjoyed it, however, it has certainly made me think more than most books. Trying to work out what to write in my review made me reflect on Huxley's ideas for the future.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this novel is that it was written in 1932. So many things have actually happened:- the admiration of youth (plastic surgery, air-brushing), using drugs to get holiday from the reality (would that be 'recreational' drugs or medication nowadays?) and "ending is better than mending", although that one has been turned around again by some with the concern over global warming (recycle, reduce, reuse).

I'm sure I'm going to be thinking about this one for a long time.

Journal Entry 5 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 28, 2011

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On it's way to the next person in the favourites roundabout for their March read.

Journal Entry 6 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Excellent. On my TBR as well, so I can read this one and get another book off of my TBR.

Thank you for sending this to me

xx

Journal Entry 7 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I really enjoyed this book. It get me gripped and really got me thinking. What a horrible and pleasant world to live in. But, I prefer my world of real pain, real anger and real hurt rather than a synthesised world of perfection.

Will pass on later this week.

xx

Journal Entry 8 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Enjoy xx

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Received with thanks :) I actually had a copy of this book on my own shelf but sent it away to another 1001 library member a while back without having read it myself yet. And now I have another chance to read it already. Perfect!

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 03, 2011
I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I'm not into sci-fi at all, but this actually didn't feel quite so sci-fi as it probably originally did, because - as earthcaroleanne mentioned - many of the things mentioned in the book have actually become reality.

Next off to akosikulot.

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