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Brave New World
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
Huxley's bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in "this year of stability, A.F. 632"--the A.F. standing for After Ford, meaning the godlike Henry Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability," is the motto. Reproduction is controlled through genetic engineering, and people are bred into a rigid class system. As they mature, they are conditioned to be happy with the roles that society has created for them. The rest of their lives are devoted to the pursuit of pleasure through sex, recreational sports, the getting and having of material possessions, and taking a drug called Soma. Concepts such as family, freedom, love, and culture are considered grotesque. Against this backdrop, a young man known as John the Savage is brought to London from the remote desert of New Mexico. What he sees in the new civilization a "brave new world" (quoting Shakespeare's The Tempest). However, ultimately, John challenges the basic premise of this society in an act that threatens and fascinates its citizens. Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power. Huxley saw the enduring threat to society from the dark side of scientific and social progress, and mankind's increasing appetite for simple amusement. Brave New World is a work that indicts the idea of progress for progress sake and is backed up with force and reason.
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Definitely 👍🏼 4w
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michellelav
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Mehso-so

I‘m not gonna lie I was lost throughout a bit of the book. I ended up having to reread a solid hour and a half and then I figured out what was going on. I did really enjoy it but I liked other dystopian a lot more. It was also on my book poster so another one scratched ✔️

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NatalieR
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Bailedbailed

This has been on my radar for quite a while and I‘ve seen lots of glowing reviews. I‘ve been cautious about reading it because I didn‘t think I would like it. I finally decided to try it after seeing positive comments about it on X. I was wisely advised that I wouldn‘t know if I liked it, until I gave it a try. I gave it a fair shot by listening to 1 hour and 20 minutes before I pulled the plug. 😏

Full review at https://abookandadog.com

dabbe #hailthebail! 🩵🩶🩵 3mo
tpixie Good for you for trying. Good for you for bailing when it wasn‘t for you! 3mo
NatalieR @dabbe @tpixie Thanks! 😅 I‘m proud of myself too for bailing. I used to finish a book no matter what. Too many books out there!! 3mo
tpixie @NatalieR yes!! 3mo
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TheSpineView
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Movie: They Cloned Tyrone

Klou 👍📚 4mo
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deeannloso
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Bailedbailed

I had to bail on this one. I think I‘ll have to read the physical book. It‘s easier to follow along with classics when they‘re physical books. Until then..

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deeannloso
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“Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order–all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls.”

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pr.alm
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Pickpick

Set in a dystopian world where humans are farmed in a futuristic lab, genetically modified and organized by intelligence to fit a particular social structure. The idea of family is long forgotten and practiced only by a few barbarian savages. It was entertaining and posed a provoking dilemma; freedom or happiness? You cannot have both.

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claripetrone
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Pickpick

Me pareció hermoso un hermoso futuro “utópico” si así se le puede llamar. Me resulta increíble lo preciso que es este autor al narrar una “realidad” que parece que podría estar presente en un futuro nuestro.
En resumen, el libro me pareció muy triste y desgarrador. Muy poético.
Producción en masa, falsa felicidad, arte y belleza se unen en este hermoso libro. Muy recomendable de 13 o 14 años para arriba.

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ChelseaM6010
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#TemptingTitles
Day 30. With new
#WithNew
Playing some catch up 😅

Eggs Great cover!! 10mo
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Bibliophile_22
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Pickpick

Brave New World is a creative novel. It‘s not my favorite dystopian story but it does leave the reader questioning the purpose to life.

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfect! 14mo
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Bookwomble
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I'd want Mrs Jackson to find Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World". As a Year 9 13-14 year old, she set me to read this off-syllabus book, and it felt like the first time any adult was genuinely interested in the kind of books I was reading, and what I might like to read. It's not that I needed encouragement to read, but the feeling of validation was important for me. Thanks, Mrs Jackson ???
@ozma.of.oz #SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern Gotta love those teachers who encourage us! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for posting! 1y
Bookwomble If any teachers read this, I never told Mrs Jackson just how much her setting me this book meant for me, as it wasn't the kind of thing I could articulate then. I hope she realised that it was important and that she had made a positive difference to me, something that I still remember fondly. Your own pupils might struggle to express themselves too, but please don't think that silence is indifference. Thank you, for what you do 😊 1y
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harper.pixie
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I would argue Brave New World is a better classic dystopian novel than 1984. Ever relevant, just creepy enough while maintaining itself in the realm of realism. A really excellent read, especially considering I don‘t even really like Sci-Fi or dystopia as a rule.

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I went on a little book buying spree over the weekend to prepare for #camplitsy and catch up on some other 2022 reading goals. I guess I broke my book buying ban, but it was for a good cause. 😂😂

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Jaimelire
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Pickpick

Reread this one. I first read it in high school. My son is now reading all the classic sci-fi books, so I am going through them again with him. I forgot how screwed up this book was! 😂. Still great reading. Next I am rereading 1984!

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GatheringBooks
Brave New World: A Graphic Novel | Aldous Huxley, Fred Fordham
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#MayMoms Day 21: This looks like a #Groovy adaptation of a classic novel. I want!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2y
Eggs Cover Love 💕 2y
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dustys_bookshelf
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Taylor
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Pickpick

One thing I dig about this book, that I didn‘t expect, is the writing style, which is heavily poetic, with constant shifts in POV, and the way it makes prodigal use of section breaks, feels very modern. While I do prefer “1984” to this, this is filled with interesting ideas, and an interesting plot too, and characters who, somehow, considering the circumstances, have a huge amount of humanity. Fascinating novel.

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Taylor
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley

Success went fizzily to Bernard‘s head, and in the process completely reconciled him (as any good intoxicant should do) to a world which, up till then, he had found very unsatisfactory. In so far as it recognized him as important, the order of things was good.

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bravenewtrav
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Yeah…this is the greatest book ever written, right?

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Kitta
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Pickpick

Finally read this after it being on my TBR list for years! Amazing to think it was written so long ago. 4/5 stars.

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julesG
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DrexEdit I read or heard Margaret Atwood say once that she didn't create The Handmaid's Tale out of imagination. That everything in the book had happened already somewhere in the world. I wonder if I should be disturbed by the number of books in this article that I've already read and the number that I want to read. I'm either doom and gloom or one of the most prepared for whatever the future throws at us! 😂 An interesting read. Thanks for posting! 2y
julesG @DrexEdit It was similar for me. I've read an awful lot of the books mentioned. I think it's always good to be forewarned. 😁 2y
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 93.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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ONH
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“… He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct—as if one believed ANYTHING by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them! . . . People believe in god because they‘ve been conditioned to believe in god.”

What a book. This one will stick with me for a while.

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plemmdog
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Note

Not exactly my first choice for a hike on the A.T. but my partner just finished it, and I‘m embarrassed I‘ve never read it. This one has a preface by Margaret Atwood!

charl08 Gorgeous setting! 3y
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QBub
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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If I were hatched as an epsilon would I be content with my lot in life?

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DarkPizza
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Welp. That was depressing. Having read both 1984 and Brave New World over a weekend, I think I need a break from sad dystopian fiction for at least a few days.

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NikkiM5
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Pickpick

I read the tagged about 15 years ago and I still feel it‘s impact. #curiouscovers June 3rd: Black and White

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow! Sounds interesting 🧐 thank you for posting! 🖤📚🤍 3y
Eggs It‘s a classic!! 🖤⚪️🖤 3y
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Cazxxx
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🎧 next up 🎧

TheNeverendingTBR This one is brilliant, I hope you like it! 3y
Cazxxx @TheNeverendingTBR I‘m really enjoying it! 3y
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denbightaylorbeedle
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Read at the beginning of 2020. This is one of the more fictional books I've read, but oddly enough can be related to our present reality all too much.

TheNeverendingTBR Excellent book, love this cover! 👌 3y
Hhhjjjnsjehdhwjd Beautiful book cover 3y
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freeatlast1137
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Mehso-so

A dystopian novel about the pain free “happy” life.

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H_SQUARED
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I‘m off to a real slow start with this one...

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Nich
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"One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them."

Erinsuereads That is such a cool cover. I've tried to get into this one so many times 3y
TheNeverendingTBR Loved this book!! 3y
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Rebekah_Wilson27
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SqueakyChu
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I‘m living in such a surreal world so why not read this book now too?

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KendallHershey
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Mehso-so

Okay, so this one is hiiiighly rated on Goodreads and with my network of book lovers, but I have to admit it felt sort of meh to me. I know Huxley was kind of the first, but it felt like I‘ve read this story before. It‘s a fascinating concept, but I didn‘t find myself getting really excited to read this. So I‘m only giving it a so-so.

Zoes_Human I‘m a big dystopian fan, but I still only found this one to be ok. 3y
TheNeverendingTBR That ending though!!!!!! 😲 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Saw this on twitter. It rings true 😂😭

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Annie1215
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This is my best interpretation of an “environmental theme”

Thanks for the tag @EadieB

1. My actual name is Ann Marie. My family has called me Annie since birth, but it‘s mixed at work,etc. I think it incorporates part of my mom‘s sister‘s name and my paternal grandmother in different ways. I‘ve never felt it fit me 🤷🏼‍♀️

2. Grateful to get to spend quality time with my family face to face this weekend 🥰

EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 3y
Cosmos_Moon Interesting # 1... do you feel like Annie fits you? 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Absolutely 👏🏻📚🤗👏🏻 3y
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GreenGrl87
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And here are 3 banned books that I haven‘t read yet, but would like to. #3books

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EadieB
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Day 28 - #3Books #BannedBooksIHaventRead

I own these banned books but haven‘t read them yet!

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 3y
GreenGrl87 I love Bless Me, Ultima! 3y
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Eggs
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Klou Of course I'd heard about this book before now but I don't think I'd ever just read the synopsis. Well I just did and it sounds GREAT!! Good choice. 3y
Eggs Thanks @Klou 3y
BookDragonNotWorm I've always loved this one! 3y
Eggs @BookDragonNotWorm 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Tanzy13
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new tv show based on the novel of the same name 🎥📖

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Gina
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This looks like it might be worthy of my time...

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Cosmos_Moon
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7/17 - wallow

#qoutsyjuly20 @TK-421

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Mehso-so

"Anything for a quiet life. We've gone on controlling ever since. It hasn't been very good for truth, of course. But it's been very good for happiness."

Huxley paints the picture of a future where all humans are created through genetic modification. No one is born anymore, no one has parents. Everyone is created for a caste level & their personalities are suited for their role. I'm very interested to see the Peacock series airing this week.

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jouleian
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was nothing shy of amazing. And you think for a moment that your protagonist is Bernard but the REAL protagonist is Life and all of its side effects. Mustafa Mond is hands down the best character in the book. This made my all time favorites list. #highlyrecommed #classics #favorite

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jouleian
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley

“The gods are just. No doubt. But their code of law is dictated, in the last resort, by the people who organize society; Providence takes its cue from men.”

He‘s not wrong...#classics #philosophy #religion

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jouleian
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley

“He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reasons for what one believes by instinct.”

Well this quote messes with me a bit bc I can‘t argue with it. 🤯🤯🤯
#classics #philosophy

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jouleian
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley

Oh Bernard you‘ve made a real mess of things now...🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ #classics #ohthehorror