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Island
Island | Aldous Huxley
In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and -- to his amazement -- give him hope.
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ShannonColleen
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"Don't try to behave as though you were essentially sane and good natured. We're all demented sinners in the same cosmic boat - and the boat is perpetually sinking."

Bookishthoughts Nice!😃 10mo
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ShannonColleen
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I have somehow never read this! Took a trip to the library today and picked up way too many books... Looking forward to lots of reading this year!

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Autumnlong
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I have been cycling through audiobooks and nothing has been sticking for the past week or so. But I‘m enjoying Island so far as I work on these favors for my sister‘s baby shower with the windows wiiiide open.

wanderinglynn Those are beautiful! So creative! 👏🏻 2y
Autumnlong @wanderinglynn thank you! 😘💕 2y
Redwritinghood Those are lovely. 2y
rohit-sawant Terrifically done! 2y
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mrozzz
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Bailedbailed

Let me be clear: since a long, dreadful reading slump in 2013-4 I pride myself on making it through every owned book I start even when I dislike it, so when I say I don‘t bail on books— I mean it.

And yet.... with this one I just can‘t. It was so hard for me to get my footing and there‘s too much dialogue... a few hours in to the audio it just seems like a old-fashioned masturbatory fantasy. Maybe I‘ll try again at another time.

Nebklvr Why torture yourself? Just let it go.... 2y
mrozzz @Nebklvr I‘m definitely letting this one go. 2y
Nebklvr @mrozzz Life is short...don‘t waste time on crap books! My manifesto. 2y
GlassAsDiamonds I swim against the stream but with you on this - I finish books. I just don‘t feel as if I can morally comment or review a book I haven‘t finished (other than potentially to say I didn‘t actually finish it...!). 2y
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Mtroiano
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#onewordtitle #riotgrams

There's been a lot of talk about Brave New World lately but not enough about this other gem by Aldous Huxley.

OhNoMersault I love that one. 3y
saresmoore Ooh, I haven't read this. Thanks for sharing! 3y
Pruzy Truly is a gem. Read it on vacation in a secluded forest a few years ago 👌 3y
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mrsh62010
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Buy this book! I love it, it's on sale (got the bookbub report today), and I just encountered another litten who likes it, @dystopianaut !

vivastory This is on my TBR 3y
BookishJess I read this so long ago, it's probably time for a re-read. This and 3y
dystopianaut such a good deal & completely worth it! ☺ 3y
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dystopianaut
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"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense." -Aldous Huxley, Island

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dystopianaut
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"If I only knew who in fact I am, I should cease to behave as what I think I am; and if I stopped behaving as what I think I am, I should know who I am." -Aldous Huxley, Island

mrsh62010 LOVE this book. 3y
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BillAicher
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dystopianaut
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"Both of us victims of the same twentieth-century plague. Not the Black Death, this time; the Gray Life." -Aldous Huxley, Island

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mrsh62010
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Especially during this election season, I long for this fictional, unspoiled, non-capitalistic society based on love and acceptance of nature, human and otherwise. Huxley's Pala is my dream. This seems to be one of his lesser known novels, so if you haven't already, you should check it out. I folded so many pages because they held mind-opening philosophical ideas. #wishicouldbethere #booktober

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Ladytartan
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This is my friends favourite novel, and I said I would read it so here goes! #island #aldoushuxley #recommendations

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