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Brave New World
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Community, Identity, Stability

3 weeks, 2 days ago at Jan 7 9:28
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I never before heard of this book, I found it quite recently and decided to buy because it was after a really affordable price. And now, when I finished reading, I cann’t believe I didn’t find it earlier, because it was simply brilliant.

The vision of author presents the world of the future, whose main goal is happiness of its inhabitants. Children are produced in factories, in ... read more

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4 years, 2 months ago at Nov 23 22:18
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Decisamente geniale, soprattutto se pensiamo che fu scritto prima che venisse scoperto il DNA. Viene descritta una società per molti versi ideale (nessuno ha pensieri negativi, ognuno ha il suo posto nel mondo, non un lamento, ci si accontenta di quello che si ha), ma il modo in cui tale società perfetta è stata creata e raggiunta fa rabbrividire; vengono tolte le libertà primarie che ci rendo... read more

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3 years, 11 months ago at Feb 19 11:18
6 votes
Theme song: Wake Up, by the Arcade Fire

Ah, dystopian goodness! Another not-so-uplifting story about technological fascism; to be fair, this was one of the first.
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Description: "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 th ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Release date: 31 December 1969
ISBN-10 : 0060929871 | ISBN-13: 9780060929879
Fiction (12), Dystopia (7), Science Fiction (6), Future (6), Classic (5), Dystopian (5), Sci-fi (5), Utopia (4), Scifi (3), Sci Fi (3), Literature (3), SF (3), Social Commentary (2), Cloning (2), Banned/challenged (2), Dystopic (2), 2008 (1), Sc-fi (1), Top 100 (1), Near-future Fantasy (1)
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“I never before heard of this book, I found it quite recently and decided to buy because it was after a really affordable price. And now, when I finish”

Villiana posted a review 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Community, Identity, Stability

“I never before heard of this book, I found it quite recently and decided to buy because it was after a really affordable price. And now, when I finished reading, I cann’t believe I didn’t find it earlier, because it was simply brilliant.

The vision of author presents the world of the future, whose main goal is happiness of its inhabitants. Children are produced in factories, in decanting bottles (words: father, mother, family, natural childbirth - it's downright something awful), from the earliest moments of life, the child is conditioned on their own specific tasks in the future, is instilled in the social hierarchy, what you likes and dislikes (some methods have been a real shock for me), various type of slogans, so each individual from a social group (caste) is similar and” read more

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"A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words “Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre” and, in a shield, the World State's Motto: “Community, Identity, Stability”."


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"The best, most believable dystopian future in literature. For comparison to 1984 I refer to this article: Social critic Neil Postman contrasts the worlds of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death. He writes: What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of informatio"


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“Theme song: Wake Up, by the Arcade Fire

Ah, dystopian goodness! Another not-so-uplifting story about technological fascism; to be fair, this was one of the first.” read more

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"What is is about? Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embodiment of the ideals that form the basis of futurism. Personal note: Another dystopian future tale. I'm rather a fan of 1984 but this one is pretty good too. Huxley has a very good writing style. Quote: "What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.""


Neonsynth posted a review 4 years, 2 months ago

“Decisamente geniale, soprattutto se pensiamo che fu scritto prima che venisse scoperto il DNA. Viene descritta una società per molti versi ideale (nessuno ha pensieri negativi, ognuno ha il suo posto nel mondo, non un lamento, ci si accontenta di quello che si ha), ma il modo in cui tale società perfetta è stata creata e raggiunta fa rabbrividire; vengono tolte le libertà primarie che ci rendono, alla fine, umani... Libertà di pensiero, di riflessione, di amare, di lottare per degli ideali... Una sorta di disillusione di chi aspira un giorno ad un mondo perfetto: per raggiungere tale condizione, dovremmo annullare la nostra natura di uomini. Assolutamente da leggere.” read more

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