Book :: Brave New World

Brave New World
By: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 268
Published: 1932
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Rating: (29)


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Huxley’s bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in “this year of stability, A.F. 632”--the A.F. standing for After...

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Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

I think I would have liked the first two thirds of the book when I was a teenager. But the last conversation in the end really made it to my mind. Liked it.

Jul 13th, 2024

red13x red13x

The idea of this brave new world both disgusts and tempts me in the same breath. A sign of a good book is when it can leave you feeling so conflicted. Part of me would love to give up some freedoms and be so “happy” all the time, yet the idea of the lower class systems disgusts me, yet I understand and appreciate how the upper class systems cannot exist without them. In a way it reflects what society already is today. I’m left thinking that in this world or that, I’d be happiest spending my whole life just taking soma…

Dec 17th, 2021

Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is a story that is futuristic, full of prejudice, rather disgusting how the people are controlled and manipulated -- but I wonder how different (in a less obvious way) our world is from some of that.

Mar 28th, 2020

Tejas Nair Tejas Nair

Brave New World has quite a few ideas that I support and would like for the society to take up. I am not listing it out or else people I know are going to not want me around. Anyhow, I still felt Huxley goes a little too far with his imagination and I don't think most of his dystopian ideas are going to happen, at least in my lifetime. But that does not mean Brave New World is any less of a charming book. It blew me off multiple times - through its description of hypnopaedia (sleep teaching), controlled reproduction of humans, and travelling technologies. And I can only wonder how can someone think up things like these. It's fabulous. One star off for the ambiguous ending. Title drop -

Oct 14th, 2019

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Jan 7th, 2019

forline forline

8th grade English and still love it!

Jan 4th, 2018

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Jul 11th, 2017

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

Really great concept (for the time) and very interesting set up. I was fairly disappointed in the overall story, but the idea of the future by Huxley is astonishing.

May 26th, 2017

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Apr 3rd, 2017

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Mar 12th, 2017

D-Train D-Train

Pretty good book, especially for its day! Written today it wouldn't get nearly the praise. Where can I get some soma? ;)

Jun 4th, 2016

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Jun 5th, 2015

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Mar 11th, 2015

dkbunnell dkbunnell

I love this book and this author's vision of misfits in a "perfect society," the problems of that society and how they are addressed in the future in this "year of stability, AF 632."

Feb 25th, 2015

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Dec 10th, 2013

heathershep heathershep

One of my favorite books. This book is an interesting warning for the future. Amusing, chilling, beautiful.

Oct 18th, 2013

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Jul 21st, 2013

florencebellairs florencebellairs

Brilliant. Thought provoking and a little scary to see the similarities between Huxley's impression of a dystopian society in 1932 and our own today.

Jul 3rd, 2013

worleybird worleybird

Kind of tough to follow the writing mannerisms of the author at first, but once you get into it its a very thought provoking and inner-thrilling book.

Mar 4th, 2013

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