Thursday, September 26, 2013

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New WorldBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read a French translation of this book when I was in High School. It was a very disturbing reading at the time. I remember how I felt uneasy with the lifestyle of the civilized people. I was quite inexperienced with life at that time and had be sheltered by a simple life on a ranch. The book was challenging some of my deep beliefs and funny enough, it remained imprinted in my mind over all these years as the book I enjoyed reading the most in High School. Many moons later, I felt the desire to read this book again, but this time in its original language. This allowed me to appreciate the author's vision so much more. I read somewhere that Aldous Huxley said that if he was writing this book now days, he would not put the story 600 years in the future, but only 200. I say 100 years would be more my guess.

Brave New World is a must read book. It contains a vision of the future that is not so far fetch. It also challenges morality and religious principles. What if Brave New World would come true? I would be the least surprised.

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