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Brave New World: Aldous Huxley (English Edition)
Brave New World: Aldous Huxley (English Edition) | Aldous Huxley
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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... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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I've always had this book on my #tbr but something kept me from actually reading it. The #24in48 was the perfect excuse and I LOVED IT. Dystopians and Utopians are my jammy jam and this one, a classic, did not disappoint! Placing it on the #tobereadagainshelf.

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It's my first finish for the weekend #readathon cause I am just a slow ass reader but none the less, on to book 2! 😁🎉📚

Prairiegirl_reading I read this in high school and it stuck with me for sure! A reread is necessary some time in the very near future, I think. 1y
rmaclean4 @Prairiegirl_reading I just re-read 1984 this year. Well worth looking at it through adult eyes. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @rmaclean4 I‘m sure it would a very different experience. 1y
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BookwormM I loved this one and part of me was thinking wouldn‘t it be kinda nice in a weird way to be allocated a job you were suitable for and good at 🤣🤣 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @rmaclean4 @Prairiegirl_reading both this and 1984 are personal faves. I should reread 1984 as an adult now too. 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @BookwormM life would be so easy! They say ignorance is bliss 🤣🤣 1y
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Libby1
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Well, that's a fun fact.

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PagesAndConstellations
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Started this today!

Unphilosophize This is one of my favs!! I hope you like it! 2y
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Peaslady
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Fascinating exploration of the pursuit and nature of happiness. I didn't give it a pick because I just didn't like any of the characters. The Savage, his love interest Lenina and rescuer Bernard were used effectively to represent the different relationships with 'civilisation' but were ultimately similarly unlikable. The concepts were what made this book interesting: caste hierarchy; conditioning; struggle; instability; exclusion; fulfilment.

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Peaslady

"There was something called liberalism. Parliament, if you know what that was, passed a law against it. The records survive. Speeches about liberty of the subject. Liberty to be inefficient and miserable. Freedom to be a square peg in a round hole." p.40

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oonaghmoon
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I finished Brave New World a week ago and can't stop thinking about it. It has been in my to read for around ten years! I think that, given the current political situation, it's affected more than it would have had I read it earlier.
Have any of you read it? What did you think?

#litsy #litsyreads #bravenewworld

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theveganbooklady
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My two favourite things in the world - books and coffee.

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LittleCloud93
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AuthorQwantuAmaru
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From the gene to the dystopian future! Here we go!!

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rynae
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It's a scientific fact that coffee tastes better in a bookish mug.

rachelm Love this! 3y
rynae @rachelm Thank you! 3y
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I don't think this book needs any introduction. So happy to be reading it again, while wearing my @outofprint top!