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Brave New World
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Kentheten
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Let me start out by saying I wouldn‘t recommend this book unless you have an open mind. I could not put this book down, it will definitely stay with you after you finish. Wonderful writing, original (albeit hard to swallow) plot, and an unsettling dip into what it is to be human. This dystopian novel was mind-blowing. I‘d absolutely read it again to study it more. A bit unnerving, but if you stick with it you will truly appreciate it. 9.5/10

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OriginalCyn620
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤💛🖤 2w
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TheEllieMo
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I read this at school, so after 35+ years, it could probably stand a re-read!

#NewInTheTitle #AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 This is my pick too! 2w
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Jess861
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Just finished reading Brave New World and I enjoyed it as I enjoy most Dystopian books. Not my favourite Dystopian book but it was still a good book that holds up today. It was the middle portion of the book that I found a bit harder to get through but I truly liked the beginning and end. None of the characters are likeable, but I enjoyed that fact in this book.

#Classics #Dystopian #ScienceFiction #JustFinished

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Cathythoughts The tagged book : That‘s a wild cover 😳❤️👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
Balibee146 I love that cover.... My edition is so old and so ugly but nice smooth, white paper inside so won't replace lol 👍❤️👍📄 2mo
Eggs Great choice👏🏻📖👏🏻 2mo
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Good book. Even though more open concepts thank in current society and some things that are way unhealthy to society it still shows that humans still fear what they don‘t understand

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Of course it‘s raining in Vegas today so no pool for me instead had the most wonderful pedicure I‘ve ever had and now some relaxing reading before lunch :)

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My first time in Las Vegas while my husband is at a work conference and now it‘s relaxing bath time

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Balibee146
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OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻😉 2mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks

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Bindrosbookshelf
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Reading Brave New World for the first time for bookclub.

I have 38 pages or 15% to go and so far I‘m not loving it.

This was last month‘s classic pick but as bookclub was cancelled for last month, I have extra time to catch up on last month‘s picks as well as this month‘s picks!

#currentlyreading

DrexEdit It's not my favorite future dystopian world either. It's. Ok. 😊 4mo
Bindrosbookshelf @DrexEdit to be fair, dystopian worlds shouldn‘t be a fave 😉 and I appreciated the model with brain washing, giving into impulses, the hypocrisy in the governance structure, the digs at religion and Shakespeare, but I think I needed a more character driven driven story with an actual plot to be able to explore the world 4mo
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paramegan
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"what need have we of repose when our minds and bodies continue to delight in activity? of consolation, when we have soma?" Finally finished ! I freaking love this book. Its so Bentham/John Stuart Mill-esque utilitarian it's scary. I couldn't find one likable character in the whole book, but the philosophy and the moral lessons kept me going. One of my new faves ! ?

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EyesOnly34 I totally have this copy too 5mo
Cinfhen Need to revisit this book/ I think I used Cliffs Notes back in HS 🤓 5mo
arlenefinnigan Love this book! 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Good book! 👍🏻 5mo
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Ruthiella
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Huxley shows a future where almost everyone is content and #EverybodysHappyNowadays with their lives due to eugenics and recreational drugs. Not all that impossible for a possible trajectory of humankind if we‘re not careful IMO.😱

#RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan I love this book. 5mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Me too! It‘s due for a reread! 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s one of those books I‘ve been meaning to read 🙈 5mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen I hear ya! We all have a list/pile of ‘em! 🐵 5mo
Centique This is one of my all time faves. 😍 It was probably the first book I read as a teen that made me question the way society around me works. 5mo
Ruthiella @Centique Me too! Particularly as the world depicted isn‘t horrible in the way say 1984 is. Going to the movies all the time, having great sex and taking feel good drugs with no side effects ...full employment and no class or racial issues... 5mo
Centique @Ruthiella the opiates of the masses right? 😉 I still haven‘t read 1984 - it‘s on my list for next year! 5mo
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Brave New World was published in 1931, but it holds up - probably best suited to sociology students, and/or naïve teenagers who need a bit of a wake-up call. It‘s definitely less depressing than 1984, if that‘s your concern – they still have sex, drugs, and rock‘n‘roll in Huxley's version of the World State, after all. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/brave-new-world-aldous-huxley/ #Dystopian #ClassicBooks

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wow this is the first negative person i've ever encountered on litsy, which thus far has been a welcoming community of book lovers. just seems unnecessary to me 🤷‍♀️ Haven't posted in a while and to come back to this was pretty disappointing. Either way, i'm getting through brave new world right now and hope to review soon. Happy reading to all the rest of you 😁

TheEllieMo Oh no, sorry you‘ve encountered such negativity 😔 It‘s the first such incident I‘ve seen on Litsy! It‘s normally such a good place, full of people with a shared interest/passion. I hope you won‘t let this impact on your overall Litsy experience. I read Brave New World when I was at school, which is such a long time ago that I can‘t remember it at all!! May need to reread. I‘ll keep an eye out for you review. 5mo
paramegan @TheEllieMo thanks! i won't let it affect me much everyone i've met on here has been amazing🥰hope to be posting soon! 5mo
SharonAlger I have been meaning to reread Brave New World for years! I studied it in high school. Thanks for the reminder. 5mo
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paramegan @SharonAlger no problem! i'm enjoying it so far☺️ 5mo
PaperbackPirate I‘m sorry that happened to you!! I just came over here to follow you bc I liked your response. I blocked her bc she left a lot of troll comments on that book. 5mo
paramegan @PaperbackPirate thanks! i blocked her too. no place for negativity here 5mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Huxley boldly created a dystopian society ruled by biological mass production and homogenization through a version of Fordism (assembly line). Babies are born in human hatcheries and inserted immediately into a caste system. The idea is that complete social control equals happiness. This was groundbreaking in 1932, and I appreciate that it‘s one of the original dystopian novels, but it didn‘t blow my mind. Clever names, but flat characters.

Alfoster Agreed. But what I loved about teaching it was every year it got a little bit closer to the technology we have now. Kids were always amazed by that. 5mo
britt_brooke @Alfoster That‘s such a great point! It would‘ve probably held my attention more had I read it in high school. 5mo
RamsFan1963 @britt_brooke I loved this book, and I see echoes of it every day in modern society. Most people were sure with Trump we were heading for a world like 1984, but I think BNW is a much more likely scenario, considering advancements in genetic engineering and biochemical modifications. 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads I didn‘t care for this either. It did feel flat and not mind blowing at all. @RamsFan1963 I can see that. 5mo
britt_brooke @RamsFan1963 That‘s a great point! I agree. 5mo
britt_brooke @OrangeMooseReads It was probably amazing in 1932, but even though the ideas hold up today, the writing didn‘t do it for me. We seem to agree often. 😁 5mo
Novelista71 I couldnt have put it better! Sometimes so called great writers are truly great but not in ALL ways. There are ideas and then there is their expression and relationship of them to the reader, 5mo
britt_brooke @Novelista71 Thanks! And, yes, I agree with your points. 5mo
Reviewsbylola I was bored to tears by this one. 5mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 💤💤💤 5mo
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Novelista71
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Panpan

Had to read this at school, didn‘t really like the story the characters or the style

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ValerieAndBooks
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Sick of politics? So am I!

But this list of political sci-fi books looks good (a few I‘ve already read— tagged book is in my TBR). Check it out at: https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-political-science-fiction-books/amp/

His site has lots of good themed sci-fi lists.

LibrarianRyan Thanks 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @LibrarianRyan you‘re welcome 🤗! 6mo
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IselaKay
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The books I plan to read in August:
-Brave New World
-The Man in the High Castle
-1984
-Circe

For some reason I‘ve stalled a bit in reading Brave New World and Circe even though I‘m enjoying both. Saying, ‘I don‘t have time,‘ is an excuse, so here‘s to powering through and reading a little bit everyday 📚👍🏼
#Augustreadinggoals

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DezireeLara
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This SF novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is perfect for LC. This was my favorite book that by Sci-Fi Literature class read in high school. It‘s about a dystopian society where Henry Ford‘s assembly line is revered as a god-like. Pick up the book and read it today! https://www.huxley.net this link talks about each theme in the story as well as gives an insight to what this society is all about. #ucflae3414su19

DezireeLara UDL: 1.1, 7.1, 8.3 ESOL: 20, 16, 12 6mo
Myiab Need to check this out! Super cool resource! 6mo
SarynaN I remember reading this book in high school! Definitely great for an IR. 6mo
Dylanburgett Great choice!! Remember reading this myself back in the day! 6mo
DrSpalding Elaborate on EL/UDL!!!! A good book for high school! (edited) 6mo
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AliD73
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Interesting overall, but this novel is definitely a product of its time. Parts of it haven‘t aged well, such as the worship/exaltation of Henry Ford and the submissiveness of the female characters. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see 1930s cultural norms being imposed on a theoretical future.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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My old copy and a newer library copy of Brave New World, with a forward by Margaret Atwood!!
So I borrowed the library copy for the forward. This is a reread (initially read 20 years ago), struggled a little at the beginning but in full swing now at 25% into the book.

rretzler One of my favorite books! 7mo
Freespirit I read this at school also 7mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit I wished we had have read it at school, we read lots of Australian books instead, I was in my 20's when I read it first and was introduced to lots of classic books by my new clever boyfriend (now husband). We still have all of our books we bought for each other at the time. It's a great book! 7mo
Freespirit Wow you must have an amazing collection @Curiouser_and_curiouser 😊 7mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit lol, yes well I think so. I'll have to post a shelfie on here one day 😁 7mo
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madamereadsalot1
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1. Brave New World?
2. Black, as usual
3. Hell on Wheels
4. Vampires

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Susanita Hell on Wheels ❤️ 8mo
madamereadsalot1 @Susanita I'm obsessed!! 8mo
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lis_s
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“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.”

“In fact,” said Mustapha Mond, “you're claiming the right to be unhappy.”

“All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.”

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BethM
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This is the unfortunate truth.

AlaMich 😭🤬 10mo
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collegecatlady
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Sometimes you gotta turn that junk cart into a book cart. I have a weirdly specific talent of being good at freehand lettering. #bookcart

Caroline2 Love it!!! 💖 10mo
DivineDiana Looks great! 10mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 10mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff 😍😍😍This is amazing! 10mo
LeahBergen Pretty! 10mo
Paperback.Propensity I love it. 10mo
Cortg I love this! 10mo
Amiable You do have amazing handwriting! 10mo
Reggie I thought those were decals. Wow, nice job. 10mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! I love your beautiful handwriting! 😍😍 Wish I have that talent too 😂🙈 10mo
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MelissaSue81
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Current Audio. I read this in high school (voluntarily, I borrowed it from my homeroom teacher‘s classroom) and I thought I really liked it.. but I‘m having the hardest time following what is happening in this audio book. I get the main idea.. but the details are very fuzzy. Gonna have to read some spark notes on this.

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sam.a.nam
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Compelling and provocative, Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World illustrates an almost satiric, yet prophetic society that makes one wonder about the worth of our intrinsic values. The morality of happiness is questioned, and we are only left to wonder about the “right” to be unhappy.

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Another book, of which I'm sure you'll all know.

I adopted recently from an excellent wee store (which is now my favourite for book buying) in Sheffield Lake/Ohio called 'Savers' 😁

#sciencefiction

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DerrickF
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"Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And a belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
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"You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. 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. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons–that's philosophy. People believe in God because they've been conditioned to."

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Coffee + new book = best Monday morning ever

MayJasper Good for you 😊 12mo
Beatlefan129 I love your Rugrats mug! 12mo
Gina Cute mug! Great book. Did you know Aldous Huxley was a teacher for George Orwell? and when oral came out with 1984 he sent it to Huxley who said it's good but mine's better. Battle of the titans. Also if you like old dystopian you might want to check out this one. 12mo
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Gina Thats Orwell not oral... UGH, auto correct. Why must you besheech me! 12mo
me_myshelf_and_i @Gina How interesting - I didn‘t know that! And I‘ve added We to my to read list, I‘m a sucker for anything dystopian 😅 12mo
Cinfhen I love your Litsy handle 😁 12mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! I just started teaching this in my AP Literature class yesterday. 12mo
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Xeno
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I just finished my second book of the year this weekend after deciding to switch things up a bit.

All I can say is that it‘s been a disturbing rollercoaster of a read. This book had me either laughing or speechless. There was no in between 😅

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LiterRohde
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“And as for doing things - Ford forbid that he should get the idea into his head. It would upset the whole social order if men started doing things on their own."

#QuotsyJan19 | 19: #Forbid

?: Made with Typorama

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Xeno
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Starting off the year right with some existential crises 👍🏼

*Starring at the ocean*
“It makes me feel as though,” he hesitated searching for words with which to express himself, “as though I were more of me, if you see what I mean...more of my own...not so completely a part of something else...not just a cell in the social body.”

Me too pal, me too...

📸Photo of the Canary Islands by babaktafreshi on Instagram

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smccallum
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I was blown away by this book. Just breathtakingly good and plenty to think about afterwards. I knew about this book and had meant to read it and thought I knew roughly what it was but was completely wrong. I had the best time, would recommend!

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smccallum
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And so we read on! This has been on my TBR for about seven years now and I‘m not exaggerating 🙈 I have in when I saw this gorgeous edition.

The.Intentional.Reader Amazing cover! 13mo
Bklover Sometimes a new cover can get you started! I bought three versions of East of Eden before finding the right cover. Finally got it read though! 13mo
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Qpri
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Did some genius sneakily include a tongue-in-cheek reference to Brave New World in the new Apple ad? Just couldn‘t overlook the ‘color-coded‘ people! 🤭

RaimeyGallant Interesting. 13mo
Pruzy Apple has been playing with dystopic themes in their advertising forever! Look up their 1984 ad 12mo
Qpri I just checked it out!! I had absolutely no idea until now! 12mo
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Qpri
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Couldn‘t wait another 6 hrs to start this one in the new year! 🤭🤓📚

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Oryx
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Thank you for the fab book mark Jo! I think I've read about 20 of those on the list, so I'll have to make it a mission to finish the 50. @Itchyfeetreader #jbuk

MrBook 💖 13mo
Clare_Riley I love this bookmark!! 13mo
Itchyfeetreader Glad you liked it - Merry Christmas ! 13mo
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LiterRohde
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“The loving cup of strawberry ice-cream soma was passed from hand to hand and, with the formula, ‘I drink to my annihilation,‘ twelve times quaffed.”

#QuotsyDec18 | 15: #Cup

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Dogearedcopy
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”How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, / That has such people in 't!"
— Miranda in ‘The Tempest‘ by Shakespeare

Brave New World is a Classic dystopian tale which serves as a commentary on modernity and the costs of happiness. Ideas propounded are insightful, thought provoking, and relevant. Characters serve as vehicles for Huxley‘s ideas in this portrait of a future world. ?

Dogearedcopy 🎧 The recording isn‘t great (booth noises and odd pauses) but Michael York‘s performance was wonderful, conveying the wonder, bewilderment, and outrage of various scenes, and delineating character voices well. Plus, it must be said that I‘m always a sucker for an elegant British accent 😉 1y
Dogearedcopy 📷: “Miranda” by John William Waterhouse; *Labeled for reuse with modifications* 1y
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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Whenever this book appears on a “Have You Read...?” list, I always pause. Surely, I must have read this in high school? Or am I confusing Huxley with Orwell? But still, if I did read it, it was so long ago, I can‘t remember!

Found this dystopian Classic in my Audible library and started listening last night. Wow. Snide, insightful, still resonates ... and I‘m only two chapters in!

kgriffith I hadn‘t read it until sometime in the last 8 years — it‘s one of the classics I missed because of my nontraditional school experience. Eerily not as dated as one might expect/hope. 1y
MelissaSue81 This is one I am sure I read in hs because I decided to read it on my own, and not because it was assigned. I actually borrowed it from my homeroom teacher. #nerdalert . I do want to reread it soon though. 1y
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