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Brave New World
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Community, Identity, Stability

3 years, 4 months ago at Jan 7 9:28
9 votes
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


7 years, 6 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


7 years, 3 months ago at Feb 19 11:18
9 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 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. Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today--let's ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Release date: 31 December 1969
ISBN-10 : 0060929871 | ISBN-13: 9780060929879
Tags: Fiction (12), Dystopia (7), Future (6), Science Fiction (6), Classic (5), Utopia (4), Sci-fi (4), Dystopian (4), Sci Fi (3), Scifi (3), Literature (3), Banned/challenged (2), Dystopic (2), Social Commentary (2), Cloning (2), SF (2), 1930s (2), 1932 (2), Sci-fi/fantasy (1), Aldous Huxley (1)
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