Brave New World

Brave New World

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, Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brain...

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Title:Brave New World
Author:Aldous Huxley
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Brave New World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Brave New World Reviews

  • Madeline
    Feb 07, 2010
    Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1932. That's almost eighty years ago, but the book reads like it could have been written yesterday. (especially interesting to me was how Huxley was able to predict the future of both genetic engineering and the action blockbuster. Damn.) I thi...
  • Clare
    Jul 04, 2007
    As a teenager I went through a period of reading a vast number of distopian novels - probably all the teenage angst. This is the one that has continued to haunt me however, long after the my youthful cynicism has died it's death. It's basically a book about the utopian ideal - everyone...
  • Erin
    Feb 29, 2008
    remember that last semester of english class, senior year, where every class seemed painfully long and excrutiatingly pointless? when everybody sat around secretly thinking of cute and witty things to put in other people's yearbooks? when the teachers realized we were already braindead...
  • Kemper
    Aug 02, 2011
    Warning! The following review contains humor. If you read it and actually think that I'm being critical of Huxley, try reading it again. (Here's a hint. Look for the irony of the italicized parts when compared to the previous statements.) If you post a comment that asserts that I'm wro...
  • Elyse
    Sep 27, 2017
    Given that dystopian books are generally not my first choice ?run-to-books-to-read?.... and I?m sure I didn?t understand the full depths of this book - which was written 21 years before I was born....even I can see Aldous Huxley had a brilliant mind. I was trying to wrap m...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 07, 2010
    649. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley ???????: ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????: ????? ??????? (???? ? ??????) ??????? ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ??? ????? ??? 2000 ??????...
  • Dan Schwent
    Dec 20, 2016
    In a dystopian society of genetically engineered consumers pacified by drugs and conditioning, Bernard Marx cannot seem to fit in. When he visits a Savage reservation, his eyes are opened and he brings one of the savages back to England with him... As I continue my bleak science fic...
  • Dale Pearl
    Feb 18, 2008
    This book is on many a top 100 reading list. Aldous Huxley has the reputation of being an intellectual giant. His heritage places him in the land of England, the place where all of the great literary giants come. A Brave New World unfortunately does not live up to the credits,pedigree ...
  • Johannes
    Apr 17, 2008
    This book presents a futuristic dystopia of an unusual kind. Unlike in Orwell's 1984, Huxley's dystopia is one in which everyone is happy. However, they are happy in only the most trivial sense: they lead lives of simple pleasures, but lives without science, art, philosophy or religion...
  • Valerie
    Jun 29, 2008
    This book is frightening. I'll take it to my classroom and subject the innocents to it. ...
  • Stephen
    Nov 17, 2010
    I need to parse my rating of this book into the good (or great), the bad and the very fugly because I thought aspects of it were inspired genius and parts of it were dreggy, boring and living near the border of awful. In the end, the wowness and importance of the novel's ideas as...
  • Manny
    Dec 11, 2008
    There's some provocative discussion of this book in Houellebecq's Les Particules Elmentaires, which I just finished. One of the characters argues that Huxley originally intended his world as a utopia rather than a dystopia, and then changed his mind and tried to convince everyone it ...
  • MJ Nicholls
    Dec 24, 2014
    Huxley?s satirical utopia is manifest, situated in university halls of residence, where promiscuity is rampant (who can forget the days of swapping partners between lectures, waking up to nubile posh cherubs lapping at your working-class cheeks, ruddy with decades of industrial grime...
  • Nataliya
    Mar 02, 2012
    Brave New World is a classic written to make its readers uncomfortable. It accomplishes its point well. Still, it is only getting 3 stars from me, as I rate books based on my personal level of enjoyment rather than literary value. The characters of this book were not meant to be li...
  • Barry Pierce
    Mar 19, 2014
    Such a happy tale. Now I remember why I don't read dystopia all that often, it's depressing as motherfuck. I liked this novel but I do think it's the weakest out of the Big Dystopia 3 (the other two being Nineteen Eighty-Four and Fahrenheit 451). I'd recommend it on the basis of just h...
  • Emily May
    Jun 06, 2012
    Mr Foster duly told them. Told them of the growing embryo on its bed of peritoneum. Made them taste the rich blood-surrogate on which it fed. Explained why it had to be stimulated with placentin and thyroxin. Told them of the corpus luteum extract. Showed them the jets through whic...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Feb 25, 2017
    O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't! Miranda, The Temptest, William Shakespeare Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. My readi...
  • Lyn
    Nov 13, 2011
    One of my all time favorites, this set the stage about what a dystopian story should be or not be. ?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.? First published in 1932, this is timeless and is as rele...
  • ☘Misericordia☘  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈   ❂❤❣
    Dec 15, 2017
    CAREFUL OF SPOILERS! This is a 'viviparous mother' of all dystopian worlds! Yes, 'viviparous', 'mother' or 'father' are indecent jokes in the time of 'Our Ford'. This world is majorly fucked up, just like its 1984 edition. Perhaps even more so! This one is also a cold one. Here, ex...
  • Fernando
    Mar 12, 2017
    ?Un mundo feliz? es una de las tres distopas ms conocidas que uno pueda leer junto con 1984 y Fahrenheit 451, y para m, ms all del mundo futurista que Aldous Huxley cre, y anticip en 1931!, es de todas la que menos me atrajo. Tal vez ser porque la sociedad que mu...
  • Huda Yahya
    Mar 01, 2012
    I am I, and I wish I weren't. ?? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?????? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ??? ????? ??? ????? ????? ...
  • F
    Jun 23, 2015
    I loved this book. The start is a bit slow but the end is amazing. Like 1984 i wish i had read it when i was younger as I think reading it in my teens would have had a bigger impact on me. ...
  • Samadrita
    Dec 31, 2012
    To cut a long story short, the inescapable destiny of every society is to morph into a dystopia. Alternatively, a biting satire on capitalism and consumerism. ...
  • Lit Bug
    Oct 31, 2012
    There are two standard ways of reading ideological science-fiction ? to go looking for subtle nuances that characterize standard literary fiction, stressing upon characterization and plot as an integral part of writing; and to seek ideas that interrogate our narrow notions and overlo...
  • Adina
    Jan 06, 2014
    I finally managed to finish the dystopian classics triangle - 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and Brave new World. For me the winner is Brave New World. Although I find the world imagined is less realistic than the other two it is equally tragic. I finally got that somewhat lost feeling of to...
  • Foad
    Jun 02, 2014
    ??? ????? ?? ????? ???? 1984 ???? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????. ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?? ????? ?...
  • Markus
    Jan 10, 2016
    Sometimes a book just isn?t what you want it to be. There is little doubt that Brave New World is a genre classic, heavily contributing to defining the dystopian genre. There is just as little doubt that Aldous Huxley was an important influence on some of the writers I respect the...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    "You all remember," said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, "you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk. History, " he repeated slowly, "is bunk." The rhetorical skills of the Controller remind me of the Epsilon Semi-Moron ...
  • Leo .
    Nov 15, 2017
    ?Who are the Puppet Masters? What are they up to? Is this paradigm changing? For me and for you? Are we dancing to a different song? On this Earth, do we really belong? Will we inherit, this beautiful garden of Life, and Love and Compassion? Are these Puppet Master...
  • B0nnie
    May 05, 2012
    Brave New World is a vision of the future where science will (at last) be put full time into the service of our needs. Some of the ideas might seem a little controversial (because of our preconceived ideas) but we must be open minded...! SEX. Biology teaches that sex is mean...