Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Brave New World By: Aldous Huxley

 This book has been on my "to read" list for decades. I did the audio version of this book and I will not lie, it was extremely difficult to get through it. Could have been the narrator's fault. I heard the same thing from a friend that attempted to listen to it as well. I pushed through the last chapters last night.

I finally decided on reading it when it was referenced in the "Speechless" book I recently finished. I have read 1984 multiple times and the author of "Speechless" in his book juxtaposes 1984 and A Brave New World from the societal changes and what we are seeing today.

Things that I found interesting about this book:

Delta Babies are conditioned to hate flowers and books. This ensures that they will live the rest of their lives not wanted to advance themselves and stay at the bottom rung of society doing the hard labor work. Sound Familiar?

Also, Huxley describes the over-sexualization of children where they are engaging in promiscuous sexual play. They are also taught to hate family. This too sounds very apropos.
As I write this review, Cuba is consumed in protest against that system. This has NEVER been seen in that country. Waking up and seeing things for what they are is an important step in life.

Ironically, George Orwell was a student of Huxley in Eaton. 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper (May 9, 2017)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0062696122
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062696120
Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 870L
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.93 x 8.25 inches

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