Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

brave new world

“Community, Identity, Stability” is the motto of Aldous Huxley’s utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a “Feelie,” a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow.

I had always known this book was out there, but never took the time to read it.  What a mistake!  I can’t believe this was written in 1932.  It is so relevant to what is going on in today’s society.  This is a good book, but there are some science parts that you just have to push through to get to the action.  It’s worth it though.  Recommended.   – Jessica, Teen Librarian


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