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, of course programmed to be happy.
„That is the secret of happiness and virtue - liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny."
And if you get a moment of doubt... we have specific called 'soma', a sort of alcoholic-drug that improves mood, mind moves into the realm of happiness, allows you to forget your worries and is completely without side effects. Besides the fact that shortens life, but new great society is built on a high aesthetic appearance, so when you reach sixty years (to which we arrive at artificial maintaining the appearance and way of thinking teenage years), we say goodbye to this world without lament and without much loss to society.
I would forget to mention about sex. Sex is popular, practiced from an early age, without restrictions, the more partners, the better, because everyone belongs to everyone. And the best compliment for a woman is a "pneumatic".
The author shows first the story of the unit, which probably a result of an error in the process at an early stage of development, is slightly different from the society in which he lives, which is why he feels alienated, and the history of another unit - Savage, who lives with his mother in the areas of the reserve, without contact of civilization. What will happen with Savage, when he left the reserve and collides with the brave new world?
This book was for me extremely interesting, surprising, shocking... a lot of different emotions and the whole world created by the author, so unusual, and seemed almost real.
The whole experience ruined for me one aspect. Namely the debate as to whether the new society is better or worse without faith in God. I don’t like all religious aspects in books, I think that's in who or what someone believes is his individual matter and shouldn’t segregate people in this regard, and societies for the worse or better. Some people believe in God, others in Caligula, others in anything, and also feel good about it. In these matters shouldn’t be discussed. Therefore 9, not 10.