Saturday, 6 December 2014

December pick: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

We're back, back again *hums*

In December we are reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's a classic and we've heard nothing but good things from a multitude of different directions (though the internet, of course, is full of negatives as well). It's sci-fi too, which we haven't really read much of (if at all) for this little endeavor.

Brave New World was published in 1931, and is set "far into the future" whatever that means (we're exited to read all about it), and the World Controllers (at least they're honest about it) have created what their people are supposed to feel is utopia. Bernard Marx (I'm guessing that name is carefully chosen) doesn't feel that way, and perhaps a visit to a group of old worlders (my word) in a Savage Reservation where the imperfect ways of old are still in action is just what the doctor ordered.

I have a feeling there will be much to discuss in this one. We'll be discussion last months book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Stories from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty (affiliate link) somtime tomorrow, so keep your eyeballs on our blog of that (text discussion, as of our olden days...)

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