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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brave New World - Summer 2010 - Genre: Literary

Genre #4 -- Literary
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
read 6/8/2010 - 6/10/2010

I'm not quite sure what to make of this book. It was rather intriguing. Huxley poignantly delves into topics such as family, promiscuity, happiness, free will, and God. The story takes place 600-some years in the future. This future world has completely flip-flopped morals and cultural practices (though his vision of future morality and lack thereof unfortunately doesn't seem so far off at times). Huxley also has such a poetic way of writing. It's obvious that great thought went into the wording, often with satirical tongue-in-cheek results. Caution: The book does deal with a lot of male/female relationships, and though it is not explicit, it sure hints at a lot of "blushing material."
This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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